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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Performing Arts Venue
“Built by William the Conqueror and was a royal residence for 450 years. Very interesting to look round with magnificent views. There are often events held there.”
  • 15 locals recommend
  • 4 locals recommend
“Website: Tours of the track: Experience live pit garages, race control, track operations and soak up the unique high adrenaline history of the UK's only remaining BANKED OVAL racetrack. Driving experience days for the public and corporate days too. Drive supercars - Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini etc. Watch live raceing events throughout the year (under 15years go free, from £12 per adult - see website, but also key dates: 9-10 June 750 Motor Club Car Racing 16 June BARC Saloon & Sports Car Racing 23-24 June BRSCC Saloon & Sports Car Racing 4 Aug BARC Saloon & Sports Car Racing 11-12 August Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 1-2 September BARC & C1 24 hr Race”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Offers a wide range of facilities from Swimming to Health & Fitness. The Pool has state of the art moving floors and boom, this offers a greater flexible pool area, allowing activities and swimming to take place in a versatile leisure environment.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Car Rental
“Near Asda supermarket and 24hr MacDonalds. They will pick you up and take you to their office and drop you back after return car as part of the service.”
  • 1 local recommends
“ 10 mins by car Outstanding Norman Castle overlooking the whole Welland Valley. William the Conqueror ordered a motte and bailey Castle to be built at Rockingham around 1070. The Castle has welcomed many Kings and Queens including Richard the Lionheart, King John, Edward I, and Queen Eleanor. Their lasting influence can still be seen in many parts of the castle and grounds today. In 1544 Henry VIII granted Rockingham Castle to Edward Watson who turned the (by then) dilapidated Castle into a family home. Since then, for almost 500 years, Rockingham Castle has remained in the hands of the Watson family. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Skate Park
“ A MASSIVE draw to teenagers. Website: Set out over 120,000 SQ FT of wood, concrete and dirt. This massive park is the largest in the UK, and one of the largest in Europe. They have created a different zone in each building and area, to play to any style of riding and for any sport. With a large fully-equipped photography studio on site and a modern 2 floor cafe. Signature ramps include the 14ft Vert Resi and the huge bowl and vert wall in Building 2.”
  • 1 local recommends
“A very sociable, relaxed, friendly club and welcome all types of players. Pay and Play. Supports making tennis affordable and accessible to all. No need for the latest season's tennis kit. Alternative activities for those not wanting to play tennis. 8 indoor and 6 outdoor courts, Tennis lessons. Snack bar. Tennis for little kids too. Opened 10am to 10pm and prices very reasonable. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
“ Small but get good comedy here, and always worth checking who is on. It's often surprising.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Amazing themed rooms - tasks to complete (fairly straightforward) - escape within 60 minutes or face being Trapp'd.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bus Station
“Within 5 minutes walk - 200 m away. Well priced and extensive supermarket with free and easily accessible parking. Shoe repairs, fishmonger, bakery. Cafe open from 0730 which is very cheap and does nice English breakfasts, pastries, good coffee etc.”
  • 1 local recommends
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Athletics & Sports
“Great experience driving a land rover around the grounds of Rockingham Castle”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Meal Takeaway
“24 hours and drive through. On Asda supermarket site and a very short drive away. There is another McDonalds in the town centre opposite the cinema. 7 minutes drive away. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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