Things to see and do - Oakham
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Oakham Travel guide
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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
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..
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..
4 Catmose Street GB - Oakham LE15 6HW
Prix Prices from : 60 £
Dating back to 1604, this former hunting lodge offers traditional, spacious accommodation in the heart of Oakham, Rutland’s county town. Each room at the privately owned Old Wisteria feature a private bathroom. Rooms enjoy a tranquil setting, and al..
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 Avenue GB - Oakham LE15 8AH
Prix Prices from : 50 £
Nestled close to the shores of Rutland Water, just 5 minutes’ drive from Oakham and a 50-minute drive from Leicester. This former farmhouse is surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Rutland countryside and offers free WiFi, free parking, spa treatmen..
The Avenue, Rutland Water GB - LE15 8AH Oakham
Rookery Ln GB - LE15 7RA Stretton
A lovely stone and thatch pub comprising several different seating areas, including a small open-fired bar, a cosy barn and several beamed rooms. Choose from the list of classics and pub favourites; the sharing boards are a hit.
16 High St East GB - LE15 9PZ Uppingham
Characterful 18C town centre property accessed via a narrow passageway and very personally run by experienced owners. It has a cosy lounge and a heavy wood-furnished dining room. Light lunches are followed by much more elaborate modern dinners. Bedro..
GB - LE15 8TH Hambleton
A traditional dining room in a lovely Victorian manor house, boasting superb views over Rutland Water. Accomplished cooking marries together a host of top quality seasonal ingredients. Gallic dishes are classically based but display the occasional mo..
1 Stretton Rd GB - LE15 7NP Greetham
The aroma of fresh bread is the first thing you notice at this simple, family-friendly country pub. Cooking is unfussy and traditionally based; cheaper cuts keep prices sensible and desserts are a must. It's run by a charming couple.
Oakham Rd GB - LE15 8TL Hambleton
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. Mode..