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County - Rutland | Map
Tel code: 01572 | code search
Postcode: LE15 | code search
Population: 10000
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Oakham History
Birthplace of:
Titus Oates
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Food Legends:
Rutland Plum Shuttles
Ruddles Beer
Folk Customs:
Oakham Castle Horseshoes
Rutland Plum Shuttles

Oakham Events

April
Easter Explorer Days

May
One Big Bike Ride
Rutland Sinfonia - The Organ Sounds!

June
Family Fun Days
Oakham Festival
Spring Explorer Days

July
Family Fun Days
Oakham Carnival
Oakham Festival

August
British Birdwatching Fair
Family Drop in Days

September
British Heart Foundation Rutland Water Bike Ride
Rutland Dog Show

October
Autumn Explorer Days
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White Lion
"Lovely pub everyone was so welcoming landlord keeps a great cellar Osset and Blue Monkey beers on draught a couple of well deserved Camra awards on display. food served it ..." More

White Lion
"Our room was very comfortable and clean. The breakfast was really nice and lots of it. The landlord was very friendly. We would recommend ..." More

White Lion
"Our room was very comfortable and clean. The breakfast was really nice and lots of it. The landlord was very friendly. We would recommend ..." More

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Rutland is England's smallest county; it stretches only 18 miles ...More

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Oakham is the county town of the picturesque rural county of Rutland. It is situated about 17 miles east of Leicester and just to the west of Rutland Water. This market town is rich in both history and character, and is the administrative centre for Rutland. Every Wednesday and Saturday is market day and features a wide variety of stalls. The reservoir at Rutland Water is one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe and provides a whole variety of outdoor attractions for visitors. Oakham's parish church has an impressive spire which dominates the surrounding countryside. The church dates mainly from the 14th century, although the oldest parts were built in the early 13th century. Of the Norman castle in Oakham, only the Great Hall is still standing. It is surrounded by steep earthworks marking the inner bailey. The hall dates from the late 12th century. Inside the Great Hall is a unique collection of horseshoes, stemming from a tradition for 500 years that any royalty or peers of the realm who pass through the town must pay a horseshoe in forfeit. Nowadays this custom is only adhered to on special occasions such as official royal visits. The horseshoes hang upside down. This is generally considered unlucky, but in Rutland it was believed to stop the devil from sitting in the hollow of the shoe.

Accountant

Brayshaw Morey
D P Investments

Attraction

Oakham Castle
Rutland County Museum
Rutland Water
Rutland Water Cycling

Church

Oakham Parish Church
Roman Catholic Parish of St Joseph's

Classes

Dance - Jane Hollingsworth
Yoga - Amanda Noble

Club

Bella's

Cottage

Kimbles Cottage
Wish Cottage

Dentist

J A Gwyther
Oakham Dental Studio
P W & S L Dentith

Doctor

Empingham Medical Centre
Oakham Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Black Horse Agencies - Frank Innes
Bunting John C

Haughton Independent Estate Agents
Murrays
Sharman Quinney
Spencers

Farmers Market

Oakham Farmers Market

Golf Club

Greetham Valley Golf Club
Rutland Water Golf Course

Holiday Park

Greendale Farm Caravan & Camping Park

Inn

Coach House Inn
Lord Nelsons House
Noel Arms
The Old Plough
Whipper-In Hotel

Market

Oakham Country Market
Oakham Farmers Market
Oakham Market

Performing Arts

Rutland Choral Society
Rutland Primary Orchestra and Rutland Ensemble
Stagecoach Theatre Arts

Pub and Bar

Admiral Hornblower

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel & Restaurant
Coach House Inn
Grainstore Brewery
Griff Inn
Horseshoe
Merry Monk
Nick's Restaurant
Odd House Tavern
Old White Hart
Railway Inn
Sun Inn
Wheatsheaf
Wheatsheaf
White Horse Inn
White Lion

Restaurant

A J's Bistro
Admiral Hornblower
Angels
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel & Restaurant
Bellas

Cheikhos
Chois
Coach House Inn
Don Paddys
Grainstore Brewery
Hambleton Hall
Harbour Bar
Nick's Restaurant
Nicks Restaurant
No 5 Brasserie
Rutland Balti House
Rutland Chinese Restaurant
Rutland Restaurant
Sun Inn
Wheatsheaf
White Horse Inn
Whitwell Hotel

School

Brooke Priory
Oakham School
Southfield County Primary Schoolę

Stagecoach Theatre Arts

Self-Catering

America Lodge
Kimbles Cottage
the garden room

Solicitor

Alexander Crombie
Altmore Business Law
Browne
Daltons
Simmonds Grant

Taxi

A-Line Independent Taxis
Beast Of Rutland Taxi
Berridge Taxis Ltd
Youngs Taxis

Theatre

Catmose Arts Centre

Venue

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel & Restaurant
Catmose Arts Centre
Whitwell Hotel

Vet

Best Friends Vet Centre

Sports Clubs

North Luffenham CC (Cricket)
Rutland Polo Club (Amateur Football)

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Rutland Sailing Club (Sailing)
Vale Judo Club (Martial Arts)

Shops

Sally Holmes
Rutland Flowers & Lifestyle
Paul E Nurse & Sons
Boots
Digby Farm
Rymans
Gates Nurseries & Garden Centre
Rutland Water Garden Nursery Ltd
Rutland Garden Centre
Greetham Garden Centre
Whissendine Windmill
Swans Linens
Langrick & Coe
George Alan
Maxelle Shoes Ltd
Mark Oxley Fine Art
Goldmark Gallery
Magpie Gallery

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Richmond Gallery
Crucial Clothing
Hambleton Bakery
Oakham Shop

Activities

Rutland Fly Fishing Adventures(Fishing)
Rutland Sailing Club(Water Sports)
Rutland Sailing School(Water Sports)
Rutland Watersports Centre(Water Sports)

Places to Stay near Oakham

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Lord Nelsons House (0.33 miles)

Lord Nelsons House

The Lord Nelson's House is one of Rutland’s premier dining establishments and hotels. Nestled in the corner of Market Square, Oakham it boasts four individually designed bedrooms and a simply scrumptious restaurant. Adored by ... More | visit website

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Old Wisteria Hotel (The) (0.43 miles)

Old Wisteria Hotel (The)

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Set in the Rutland county town of Oakham, this attractive house was originally a cottage and has been carefully extended over the years to include private dining, residents lounge, and ... More | visit website

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the garden room (0.57 miles)

the garden room
Refurbished to a high standard, this centrally heated accommodation is all on ground level and comprises of a comfortable spacious lounge/dining room with TV/CD; a well equipped kitchen; a large bedroom with double bed; ... More | visit website
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Noel Arms (1.54 miles)

Noel Arms

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Come to the Noel Arms for great traditional pub food; fresh produce locally sourced by chef Dave Cox, and served at reasonable prices; especially good deals at early doors. Booking ... More

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Kimbles Cottage (1.66 miles)

Kimbles Cottage

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Perfect for family get togethers whatever the season, this wonderful and spacious property boasts lovely countryside views and a large and delightful garden just 5 minutes' drive ... More

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Old Plough (1.88 miles)

Old Plough

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A unique picturesque 18th century inn situated close to Rutland Water, only 1 mile from the county town of Oakham. The Old Plough is within easy reach of Nottingham, Peterborough and ... More

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America Lodge (2.06 miles)

America Lodge
America Lodge is a beautiful 19th century farmhouse available to rent in England's smallest county Set overlooking the Chater valley with views of classic rolling English countryside in a charming and secluded setting with ... More | visit website
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The Old Plough (2.09 miles)

The Old Plough

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A unique picturesque 18th century inn situated close to Rutland Water, only 1 mile from the county town of Oakham. The Old Plough is within easy reach of Nottingham, Peterborough and ... More

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Barnsdale Hall Hotel & Country Club (2.87 miles)

Barnsdale Hall Hotel & Country Club

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Our hotel is a magnificent Grade II listed building set in a conservation area in in the English county of Rutland.
The Barnsdale Hall Hotel is also located in landscaped gardens overlooking ... More

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Hambleton Hall (3.02 miles)

Hambleton Hall
Hambleton Hall, with spectacular views overlooking Rutland Water, is small and personal and more than any other hotel seems to convey the illusion of staying in an immaculately run Victorian country house.

According to all of ... More | visit website

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