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A little gem!

Fantastic piece of history. Free entry and great grounds for a picnic. Lovely people on hand to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kazwo
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Bath, United Kingdom
via mobile
What a delightful place

By chance we stumbled across Oakham Castle and were charmed by its 'horseshoe' tales. Henry, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
clm1010
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Liz C
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 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 of my way to come here for a visit but if you’re in the area it’s worth popping in. We maybe spent about half an hour here, it would be nice to bring a picnic.
It’s free! It’s pretty! It’s historical! The lady working there was really nice, we learnt a lot and we found it really interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 452mollys
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sarahfS4816DY
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Olive M
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Reviewed 7 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Roy H
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