Things to see and do - Oakham
Oakham Travel guide
Oakham : Michelin's recommendations
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
6a Catmos Street 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 t..
Catmose Street 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
Prix Prices from : 75 £
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..
4 Catmose Street GB - Oakham LE15 6HW
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..
The Avenue GB - Oakham LE15 8AH
Prix Prices from : 64 £
This converted farmhouse is in beautiful countryside, 900 metres from the north shore of Rutland Water. It has free Wi-Fi, free parking, a restaurant and a spa offering beauty treatments. Barnsdale Lodge is a privately owned hotel in Rutland, the sm..
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.
The Avenue, Rutland Water GB - Oakham LE15 8AH
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..
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..
GB - Upper Hambleton LE15 8TH
Formal, traditionally styled dining room in a lovely Victorian manor house, surrounded by mature, peaceful grounds and boasting superb views over Rutland Water. Intricate, highly technical cooking marries together a host of top quality seasonal ingre..
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.