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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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10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
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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Unusual building housing horseshoes through the ages

Well worth a visit although it won't take long. It is free however. The oldest horseshoe is from 1470.

Reviewed 6 days ago
SueDTetbury
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit although it won't take long. It is free however. The oldest horseshoe is from 1470.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unique "castle" hall, displaying many gifted horseshoes from visiting royals and peers over the centuries. Small but charming.

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1 Thank Ally M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well kept and informative little museum and a must if you find yourself in this delightful town. The ground are not extensive but there are lots of signs to tell you all about the history of the place. The museum is equally enjoyable. Give it a go!

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1 Thank Pete B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oakham castle is steeped in history, and fascinating. Well worth a visit. And so is Oakham town. Take a leisurely stroll up Mill street, and Crown Walk, to experience the different shops. Lovely.

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1 Thank Elvira F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THe amazing collection of Horseshoe is something to bewilder you. Tucked awat in a corrner of Oakham , well worth a visit

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1 Thank Julian H
Oakham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must if you are visiting Oakham - the staff all tell great stories about the horseshoes. There is a children's area to play in and it has clean bathrooms for your use.

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1 Thank Sarah P
Oakham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A warm welcome, knowledgeable staff bursting with enthusiasm, living history for local schools, careingly and intelligently restored, an absolute must for anyone interested in local history, you will be surrounded by past and present vistor horse shoes on the walls - great reading through the years. Ps. True affectionadoes may then want to plan a visit to Oakham Museum where... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a pleasant surprise, a Norman great house with the walls covered with horseshoes dating from the 17th century to the present. Kings, Queens, Dukes, Lords, and all kinds of royalty have left their mark. What an interesting place.

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Thank Carol R
Oakham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are expecting a castle with moat and battlements, then stay at home. Dispel those thoughts but enter through the heavy oak door and enter a world of heraldry, history and court rooms! Everyone loved the horse shoes on the walls presented by nobles and the well documented history of Rutland. You can be a barrister or judge in... More 

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Horley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting. Easy to find and park and free. The guide there Henry was so informative spent a good hour.

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