Things to see and do - Oakham
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This elegant little town is once again the administrative centre of England’s smallest county, Rutland, which officially disappeared in the boundary reorganisation of 1974, but was reinstated in 1997. The market square, medieval Butter Cross, school dating back to Tudor times and restored 13C church (surmounted by one of England's oldest weathervanes), form a semi-circle around the castle. The history of this unusual county is explained in the Rutland County Museum.
Tourist attractions Oakham : Things to see and do
GB - Oakham LE15 6HW
Rutland Water is one of Britain's biggest man-made lakes (1,254ha) and was created in 1970 to supply several towns. Cycling and walking trails follow its shores and the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre provides hides for viewing the wildlife. On the..
st. Catmos GB - Oakham LE15 6HW
The castle now consists only of a great hall, once part of a fortified manor house built in the 12C for Walkelin de Ferrers. Inside the hall, which is one of the country's best examples of domestic Norman architecture, over 200 horseshoes of all size..
South Shore, Rutland Water, Normanton GB - Oakham LE15 8RP
This 3-star hotel is situated in the picturesque county of Rutland, offering magnificent views of Rutland Water from the hotel and grounds. Only 8 miles from the market town of Oakham, Normanton Park Hotel offers easy access from the A1 and M1. This..
The Market Place GB - Oakham LE15 6DT
This former 17th-century coaching inn offers traditional, spacious accommodation on Oakham's Market Place. It features original design, 2 restaurants and a snug bar. The property has original log fires, oak beams and comfortable armchairs. Set aroun..
Stamford Road, Barnsdale GB - Oakham LE15 8AB
Located in landscaped gardens overlooking the beautiful Rutland Water, Barnsdale Hall Hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, a bar, restaurant and leisure facilities available including a heated indoor pool. The rooms are individually designed and some ..
Rookery La GB - Stretton LE15 7RA
Lovely stone and thatch pub with several different areas - a small open-fired bar, a cosy barn and a restaurant. Dishes are rooted in tradition but display some interesting touches. Locally reared and smoked meats are a feature.
16 High St East GB - Uppingham LE15 9PZ
Pleasant town centre property accessed via a narrow passageway, with a small, characterful lounge and heavy wood furnishings. Light lunches and much more elaborate dinners with modern influences and the odd Asian touch. Bedrooms boast good facilities..
Oakham Rd GB - Upper Hambleton LE15 8TL
Quaint stone inn with a characterful bar, two very stylish dining rooms and a delightful terrace overlooking Rutland Water. Assured, seasonal dishes rely on local produce; desserts are satisfyingly old school and afternoon tea is also an option. Ultr..
The Avenue, Rutland Water GB - Oakham LE15 8AH
GB - Upper Hambleton LE15 8TH
Traditional dining room in a lovely Victorian manor house, boasting superb views over Rutland Water. Intricate, highly technical cooking marries together a host of top quality seasonal ingredients. Classically based Gallic dishes display modern touch..
1 Stretton Rd GB - Greetham LE15 7NP
The aroma of fresh bread is the first thing you notice at this simple, family-friendly country pub. Robust modern cooking comes with hints of the Med; cheaper cuts keep prices sensible and desserts are a must. It's run by a charming couple.