The splendid Great Hall of Oakham Castle is one of the finest examples of late 12th century domestic architecture in England.
The Great Hall is best known for its collection of commemorative Horseshoes donated by Peers of the Realm.
The hall is decorated with a range of 12th century sculptures. Above the columns are six musicians, each playing a different instrument. They are made of local stone from Clipsham and although damaged, they are of superb quality. They are believed to have been carved by masons who had worked at Canterbury Cathedral.
Castle Guided Tours
We are now running guided tours of Oakham Castle on selected days with our Volunteer Tour Guides. Entry and tours are FREE and advance booking is not required. Pre-booking of bespoke dates are available for large groups.
Oakham Castle is licensed for civil marriages.
Oakham Castle can be found just off the Market Place in the town centre.
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The Castle is supported in its work by The Friends of Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle . The Friends have assisted in the purchase of items for the Castle and offer a regular programme of lectures and social events.
All enquiries and correspondence to:
Rutland County Council D.C.
Rutland County Museum
Tel: 01572 758440
Fax: 01572 758445