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 the horseshoes every noble that visits the town must leave a horseshoe at the castle, most of which are on display on the walls, there are a number missing over the last couple of hundred years but the collection is impressive, and there is no standard size apparently only two are “proper” horseshoes
The volunteers are enthusiastic, helpful, and knowledgeable this makes them proud of the work that they do and it shows
Well worth taking the time to look around.
Clearly other things go on from time to time, archery in the grounds and during our visit there was another archaeological dig going on (Time team where there in2012.
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