Castles of Northamptonshire - Rockingham Castle

Click on the Castle name (or in the list below the map) below to see a picture and some text about the Castle.

Northamptonshire Image Map

Barnwell Castle
Castle Ashby

Fotheringhay Castle
Lilbourne Castles
Little Houghton Castle
Longthorpe Tower
Rockingham Castle

Sulgrave Castle
Wadenhoe Castle

The long straggling county of Northamptonshire marks the boundary between the Midlands and the "Home Counties".  For many years it was a centre for Iron and Steel works, although only Corby now makes any great amount.

Much of the county was once occupied by the Rockingham Forest, only a small amount of which now remains.

Roy in Northamptonshire

The far north-east extreme of the county is the Soke of Peterborough - for many centuries a county in its own right and today part of modern Cambridgeshire.  The River Nene enters the county from here and snakes down through most of the county via Northampton itself.

Rockingham Castle is by far the best in the county, although several others are interesting and Northamptonshire has a good selection of motte Castles.

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