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Oakham Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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I hadn’t expected a castle to look like this, so it was educational and the friendly welcome we got... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Very interesting no charge but a donation would be appreciated. These old places requires loads of... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Bristol, 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
+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 15 August 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t expected a castle to look like this, so it was educational and the friendly welcome we got on arrival was really good. Now I’m really confused about which way to hang a horseshoe! 😉

1  Thank AnneCognito
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Very interesting no charge but a donation would be appreciated. These old places requires loads of money to upkeep. Lots of history

Thank cllynfa
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting just off the Market place. Very interesting history. Super volunteer to explain things. Some lovely music playing so very relaxing. Free, with a small car park close by but you can walk from anywhere in town. Well kept, small shop and things for...More

Thank Chrisgale
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Nice quiet stroll around the grounds following a small person all excited at getting his sword (toy) and being a knight. Nice and cool inside the hall on a scorching Saturday afternoon with various activities to entertain a breadth of ages. No organised activities that...More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Not as expected but very interesting. I was visiting with adult sons so the dressing up area, which looked amazing, wasn’t for them but they were tempted to try the archery in the grounds.

1  Thank annah623
Reviewed 27 July 2018

A living history location, view a collection of horseshoes within, interesting little place is Oakham.

1  Thank fussy011
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Answer, in Oakham. Looks more like a chaple, but the interior is interesting, full of horse shoes (not what you think) go have a look and there is no entrance fee.

1  Thank Barry C
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Discovered this little gem on a day visit to Oakham. Very friendly and enthusiastic staff who obviously loved the place and were keen to share their enjoyment. Not a massive place but really unique. Great place for kids - lots of dressing up clothes,books and...More

1  Thank llwchwr
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

A large hall with various larger than life horse shoes on the wall. There is evidence of a wall around the building and a sign just before the gates about a custom of peers bringing a horseshoe before visiting the castle.

1  Thank etsu2013
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We visited Oakham on a very hot day and followed the signs to the castle. It made an interestingafternoon...particularly the horseshoes.

1  Thank MickyYorkshire
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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