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Oakham Castle

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A hidden treasure

We had come to Oakham for a few days so decided to see the castle very easy to find.what a little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Very interesting

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“free entry”(15 reviews)
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
+44 1572 757578
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All reviews well worth a visit visited oakham free entry interesting history norman architecture edward iv dressing up clothes fortified manor house free attraction beautiful building court room interesting visit great place to visit rutland water hall royalty horseshoe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had come to Oakham for a few days so decided to see the castle very easy to find.what a little treasure someone comes to you nearly straight away and gives the history of the place. It is free to go in and has a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 8 September 2018

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 5 September 2018 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 September 2018

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 1 September 2018

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
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23 July 2018|
Response from JimB4747 |
There are several very good hotels, Whipper In, whisteria, and Admiral Hornblower. All within 5 minutes walk
23 July 2018|
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