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Oakham Castle
Catmos, Oakham LE15 6HW Driving directions
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Opening hours

daily except Tue 10am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm

Description

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 finest examples of domestic Norman architecture, over 200 horseshoes of all sizes cover the walls. The horseshoe was part of the Ferrers coat of arms and the lord of the manor always demanded one as a forfeit from every peer of the realm and member of the nobility passing through his estate.

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Where to sleepnearby

  • From€59
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    7.4 (1.2 K reviews)
    36 m - The Market Place, Oakham LE15 6DT
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    7 (121 reviews)
    144 m - 12 church street, Oakham LE15 6AA
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    157 m - 6 Church Street Langrick and Coe Optometrists, Oakham LE15 6AA

Where to eatnearby

  • From £23 to £41
    MICHELIN 2021
    95 m - 12 Burley Road, Oakham LE15 6DH
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    MICHELIN 2021
    4.26 Km - Hambleton LE15 8TH
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    MICHELIN 2021
    8.79 Km - 1 Stretton Road, Greetham LE15 7NP