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..
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 Market Place GB - Oakham LE15 6DT
This former 17th-century coaching inn offers traditional, spacious accommodation in Oakham's Maket Place. The en suite rooms at the Brook Whipper-In Hotel have a tranquil setting and feature tea and coffee making facilities, a flat-screen TV and amp..
Normanton, Rutland Water GB - Oakham LE15 8RP
Facilities at BEST WESTERN Normanton Park Hotel in Oakham are ideal for all functions and even better for a deep night's sleep! With wonderful rooms throughout this 1829 landmark, we can literally accommodate your every need. What's more, our vantage..
The Avenue, Rutland Water GB - Oakham LE15 8AH
Formal dining room with casual conservatory and large enclosed courtyard, set in a personally run hotel close to Rutland Water. Keen owners grow their own veg and raise their own chickens.