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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.

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  • Rutland Water Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • Oakham Castle Interesting

    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..

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Hotels Oakham

  • Normanton Park Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    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..

  • Barnsdale Lodge Three stars Three stars Three stars

    The Avenue GB - Oakham LE15 8AH

    Prix Prices from : 59 £

    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 and complimen..

  • Old Wisteria Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    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..

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Restaurants Oakham

  • Barnsdale Lodge Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    The Avenue, Rutland Water GB - LE15 8AH Oakham

  • Finch's Arms Traditional pubs serving food 

    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..

  • Jackson Stops Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    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.

  • Hambleton Hall Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Wheatsheaf Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    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.

  • Lake Isle Comfortable restaurant 

    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..

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