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Oakham Castle

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Address: Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DR, England
Phone Number: +44 1572 758440
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The splendid Great Hall of Oakham Castle is one of the finest Norman Halls...

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 with a range of 12th century sculptures. The grounds of the Castle are a peaceful oasis in the centre of Oakham. Following extensive refurbishments, the Castle now features improved facilities and activities for families.

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Fascinating history.

We first visited Oakham Castle three years ago, and there have been improvements made over the last year. It's now has a much brighter interior, with some interesting information... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We first visited Oakham Castle three years ago, and there have been improvements made over the last year. It's now has a much brighter interior, with some interesting information on the history of the area and Oakham's links to the Castle. It's a short walk from the centre of Oakham, just behind Oakham School.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building, wonderfully preserved of amazing historical value and interest. Situated in a very pretty village. Gorgeous lace well worth a visit

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1 Thank Helen C
Oakham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit now that it's had its refurbishment. The interior is a fabulous example of a Norman great Hall. Some interesting bits for children to do as well

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1 Thank John W
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Although only the great hall remains, it is still a charming place to visit. They have an unusual and unique habit, they collect horse shoes from famous visitors

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1 Thank KevinSadler2364
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Having recently moved to Melton Mowbray we recently visited Oakham castle. It was the venue of my daughter's wedding and was splendid at the time. Now it has been refurbished and really superb, well worth the visit. I know it has been judged as not really like a castle but it has taken on several uses ie a court room... More 

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1 Thank lesleyabriscoe
Derby England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is well worth a visit ,filled with interesting facts and very well presented. Well done to all concerned for preserving this important historic building. Fascinating to see such a huge collection of horse shoes and to read and understand how and why they are displayed. An added bonus was a good cup of coffee for 50p. Children are welcomed... More 

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Barleythorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Excellent visit to this beautiful building. Family friendly, take your children there, they will have a fun time.

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1 Thank Jenette B
Billericay, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The oldest fortified home in England. An impressive monument and we particularly enjoyed the way information was presented, and particularly in the children's room!

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2 Thank David W
Befordshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

All that's left is a baronial hall with the walls hung with hundreds of horseshoes, which were apparently a traditional visiting gift by noblemen.

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1 Thank bigal257
Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Didn't look a bit like a castle but inside was fascinating. The 'horseshoe wall' and its history was most interesting.

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