Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle
Market Place
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 6DX
England

Website

www.rutland.gov.uk/castle

Our Facebook Page

www.facebook.com/OakhamCastle

E-mail

museum@rutland.gov.uk

Telephone

01572 758440

Fax

01572 758445

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Oakham Castle and grounds.
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The Norman Great Hall of Oakham Castle, a late 12th century fortified manor house, is one of the finest domestic buildings of the period. It stands within walled earthworks, and remains of an earlier motte and bailey castle are also visible. Within, the columns are decorated with sculptures of medieval musicians, and other fine Romanesque carvings survive. On the walls hang over 200 unique presentation horseshoes forfeited by royalty and peers of the realm to the Lord of the manor of Oakham. Until 2001, Rutland's magistrates' courts were held here regularly, and the Great Hall still occasionally hosts court business.

Visitors please be aware there are no public toilets at the Castle, but public toilets are available close by in Church Street.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Castle or defences

Opening hours

Mon, Wed-Fri 10.00 - 16.00
Sat 10.00 - 16.00
Sun, Tues - Closed
Bank Holidays - Closed

Closed at Christmas, New Year and Good Friday

Admission charges

Free admission

Getting there

By Train : The nearest station is Oakham (about 5 minutes walk). Trains run from Leicester and Peterborough (hourly service in each direction)

Additional info

Licensed for Civil Marriage ceremonies up to 120 occupancy.
Public Entertainments licence.
Public pay-and-display car parks within easy walking distance

For further information please address all enquiries to the Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW

Collection details

Architecture, Law and Order, Social History

Getting there

By Train : The nearest station is Oakham (about 5 minutes walk). Trains run from Leicester and Peterborough (hourly service in each direction)

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