|Rookley is one of those places that if
you blink you have gone through it but there are a few places of
interest in the centre of the village where there is a small green with
a seat, where one can sit and watch the world go by. Opposite can be
found the old schoolhouse which has been converted to a private
residence and a farm shop is next door.
Where the old brickworks were is now a small industrial estate which was built in 1924 but was demolished when it went into decline just after the Second World War..
The Rookley Country Park has two lovely lakes surrounded by trees and here can be found many breeds of water fowl, also in the park is a restaurant and a putting green.
The Chequers Inn can be found just outside the village and here it is said, was a den for smugglers bring contraband from the south coast of the island to be transferred onwards to Newport and stories relate that they used to hide the illegal spirits under a layer of fish to elude the Revenue officers that lived in the village.