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Tucked away behind the main street

This doesn't look like a traditional castle....but it's a modest stone building set in nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pauldG9053WZ
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Poppy Visit

Thank you to all involved in making and displaying the ceramic poppies in the grounds.As an Armed... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 my visit and as I live a distance away, cannot get to you when they go on sale. I would have gladly paid the postage. I am sure many other visitors would have done the same.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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. I found walking around the adjacent school and nearby church more interesting.

Thank Donsafe
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 dog! The church itself a lot of the time has little craft fairs or events on inside. Also a great quiet place to have a picnic!

1  Thank xamelia95
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was quite breathtaking as it states it's a castle but looks nothing like a castle. It looked more like a hall. I couldn't get over the collection of horseshoes it.

It was a gem to find as it was tucked away, but when you sit in the in public park behind it, you realise that it is in a short distance of other places around even though you think you have walked miles to get to the castle.

The staff were accommodating in answering any questions that we asked. The access was wheelchair users was good too.

Thank Trudi A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great Normal Hall is all that's left of the castle but what a little gem it is with it's unique collection of horseshoes so it's well worth a visit now that it is fully restored. With a poignant display of some 10000 ceramic poppies to commemorate 100years since the end of WW1 I found it quite moving.

Thank Alan R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great Norman Hall with commemorative horseshoes. Lots of them including The Queen, and Prince Charles.

In the lawn, commemorative Poppies from WWI.

A nice way to spend an hour or more

1  Thank rogerjm
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever you visit this fabulous market town of Oakham you just have to visit Oakham Castle,it is just truly amazing!I just can't wait to return.

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Reviewed 26 September 2018

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 little shop inside. We could tell that it has plenty of things for children to get involved with

1  Thank 849barry
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

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