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Oakham Castle

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Very enjoyable visit

We stayed in Oakham for just one night and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the castle.The Norman... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret L
Northampton, United Kingdom
Must visit

Oakham Castle is unique. Dating from 11th century, the Castle houses a unique collection of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stamford, 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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All reviews well worth a visit visited oakham free entry interesting history norman architecture ceramic poppies edward iv fortified manor house large hall dressing up clothes free attraction beautiful building court room interesting visit knowledgeable staff great place to visit rutland water
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Oakham for just one night and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the castle.The Norman soldier greeted us at the entrance he was full of information on the history of the castle that goes back to the 11th century. He was very passionate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oakham Castle is unique. Dating from 11th century, the Castle houses a unique collection of horseshoes mounted all around the walls of the Castle. The Castle was recently renovated/recued with a £2million Heritage Lottery grant. Lovely venue and if you fancy getting married - this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating building with horseshoes adorning the walls going back to the 15th century. Tradition has it that any nobleman visiting has to give a horseshoe so there are many displayed given by Kings and Queens throughout the ages. A very interesting time can be had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

This castle is more like a barn than a castle, but has a fascinating history. It is easy to find from Oakham town centre, or from the car parks. Inside there is plenty of information and staff to help. Look out for the horseshoes.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

Oakham Castle is tucked away behind the church and is an amazing Norman building dating from around 1180. More a fortified manor house than a conventional castle, it was beautifully restored in 2016 with a Heritage Lottery grant. it is best known for its unusual...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

back to Oakham Castle to see and appreciate the work that has gone into the amazing ceramic poppies display. Very moving and beautiful, I was lucky to visit on a gorgeous sunny day ! Thank you to the Rutland poppy project !

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

This doesn't look like a traditional castle....but it's a modest stone building set in nice grounds... currently there is a display of ceramic poppies....it's well worth spending some time in Oakham....it's got a variety of pubs and is very friendly...

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank pauldG9053WZ
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Thank you to all involved in making and displaying the ceramic poppies in the grounds.As an Armed Forces Veteran I appreciated all your hard work, especially having the blue and white ones.My only disappointment was not being able to pre-order one as a reminder of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Loved walking around the grounds of the churchy-looking building, and noticing the old castle walls etc. Inside the building feels a bit like a community centre with a few postcards etc for sale and a number of old artefacts rather unimaginatively displayed around the walls....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Great little space, I like to walk my dog here every day so she can have a run around off the lead, as the park next door can sometimes be too crowded and I wouldn’t like her bothering other people or another not so friendly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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