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ROCKINGHAM CASTLE


ROCKINGHAM CASTLE
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Once an 11th century motte castle and extended in the 12th century with a one hundred foot diameter shell keep. Later enlargements included the twin towered gatehouse built in 1275 and it was used as a Royal palace until 1530. It was later converted into a predominantly Tudor manor house, damaged during the Civil War but later repaired.

Open April - September.


 

Directions
A6003, 8 miles north of Kettering.
Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 8TH

 



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