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Oakham Castle

Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT, England
+44 1572 757578
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Fun day

Had a wonderful day out here then a look round Oakham and a meal at one of the pubs A nice place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barry B
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Fantastic

What a find! A brilliant & informative afternoon. A most interesting thing was seeing all the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Agathaisthebest
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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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"well worth a visit"
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"free entry"
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"visited oakham"
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"norman architecture"
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"information sheet"
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"interesting history"
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"heritage trail"
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"edward iv"
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"piece of history"
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"dressing up clothes"
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"grand hall"
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"michael portillo"
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"fortified manor house"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful day out here then a look round Oakham and a meal at one of the pubs A nice place to wonder round and take in the history and shops

1  Thank Barry B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! A brilliant & informative afternoon. A most interesting thing was seeing all the horseshoes hung on the wall. The oldest I think was from Edward IV. The guide was extremely knowledgeable & friendly. A highlight for us was that there was an...More

1  Thank Agathaisthebest
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Open daily 10AM to 4PM just half an hour from Peterborough, UK, enjoyed my visit there at the Hall, the finest surviving example or Norman domestic architecture in Europe. The licensed wedding hall can hold up to 120 people with so much beautiful building and...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is nithing like you expect from the name, it is essentially a building within a fortified structure akin to a great hall. It is a crown court, as Rutland needs one as a county in its own right. It’s biggest claim to fame are...More

2  Thank Barry B
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We visited the Oakham Town Partnership Food Fair in Oakham - about 70 stalls with every variety of food imaginable including Jamaican Street Food. Some of the stalls were arranged around the entrance to Oakham Castle - which is actually a Norman fortified manor house....More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Well with a quick visit, the grounds are always good for a picnic in the summer. The horseshoes are interesting too.

1  Thank Johanna S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I had no idea there was a castle in Oakham although in truth its more of an ancestral hall rather than the typical castle. easy to drive past, and walk past, so make sure you take time to check it out. Free entry, and a...More

1  Thank MalcH
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My god this place has changed since I last visited! Touch screen information screens and information displays were brilliant and the extension at the back with plenty for children to do was just brilliant. My daughter was dressed as a horse, a dragon, a princess...More

1  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Jim for a wonderful tour of the castle. Really enjoyed listening to the history and the stories relating to the horseshoes. First class!

1  Thank Lydia C
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

It's not a usual castle you would expect however, the history behind it is very interesting and certainly worth the visit. During holidays they put on activities and also have different events going on their throughout the year.

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