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Oakham Castle

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Very interesting

Amazing to see how old, yet well maintained, Oakham Castle is. Interesting place to visit although... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gmslb
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Interesting find

We came across the castle by chance and found it well worth stopping. Interesting history and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Liz C
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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The splendid Great Hall of Oakham Castle is one of the finest Norman Halls in England. The Hall is best known for its collection of enormous commemorative Horseshoes donated by members of the Royal Family and Peers of the Realm. It is also decorated...more
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Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT, England
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+44 1572 757578
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing to see how old, yet well maintained, Oakham Castle is. Interesting place to visit although not a long visit.

Thank gmslb
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came across the castle by chance and found it well worth stopping. Interesting history and learning about how it was used. Free parking for a couple of hours is a bonus.

1  Thank Liz C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were already in Oakham so paid a visit to the castle, no, it’s not a castle now as so many people pointed out, but it WAS a castle and you can clearly see how it would have been a castle. I wouldn’t go out...More

1  Thank molly s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not at all what I expected. Very interesting, but does not take long to view. It is free to view and dogs are allowed inside. Park in Oakham and take a wander.

1  Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a lot left of the castle but the great hall. This has a fascinating history which is clearly explained if you have a guided tour.

1  Thank Olive M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a great deal to see while it obviously has been a castle there is next to nothing there and not worth traveling any great distance to see

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we’d take a look while passing through the town. Were met at the door by a very helpful enthusiastic gentleman tour guide. We we’re shown around the hall and had many of the interesting highlights pointed out, the court, jail and of course the...More

1  Thank Haybales167
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent an hour at Oakham Castle and were welcomed by a volunteer enthusiastic guide.Entry to the Castle is free and there is plentiful car parking. Weel worth a visit if you are in Oakham

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit whilst in the Oakham, Rutland area. Plenty of people to talk to about the castle whilst you are there. They hold weddings and other events during the year. The Food and Drink Festival is excellent.

1  Thank jean d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Oakham castle and loved the building. What a surprise to find hundreds of horseshoes around the building. We enjoyed looking around. Well worth a visit if in the local area.

1  Thank thelocalbigdog
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CResq
23 July 2018|
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Response from JimB4747 |
There are several very good hotels, Whipper In, whisteria, and Admiral Hornblower. All within 5 minutes walk
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CResq
23 July 2018|
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Response from johnS17564 | Property representative |
Hi there sorry for the delay responding. The closest hotels off the top of my head are as follows...The whipper-Inn is just on the market place 2 minutes walk from the castle and the Mill Street Bar and Kitchen on Mill... More
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