Oakham Castle

COVID-19: Council building closures and changes to service opening hours

Oakham Castle is one of the finest surviving examples of Norman architecture anywhere in England and recently underwent a £2.2million restoration thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This money has been used to preserve the castle’s ancient defensive wall and carry out repairs to the Great Hall, including a new Collyweston Slate roof and improved facilities for weddings and functions. We’ve also introduced an exciting new events programme for history lovers of all ages, as well as new interactive displays that tell the story of Oakham Castle over the centuries.

Find out more about what's on at Oakham Castle by visiting the Oakham Castle website.

Opening Hours

The grounds of Oakham Castle are open to enjoy all year round but the Great Hall observes the opening times:

  • Monday 10.00 - 16.00
  • Tuesday closed during term time for school visits. Open during school holidays.      
  • Wednesday 10.00 - 16.00
  • Thursday 10.00 - 16.00
  • Friday 10.00 - 16.00
  • Saturday 10.00 - 16.00
  • Sunday 12.00 - 16.00

Admission is free of charge. 

Telephone: 01572 757 578

Email: castle@rutland.gov.uk


Oakham Castle is a family friendly site. You will find dressing up costumes, toys, colouring in books, quizzes and trails available for you to use all day for free. The castle is fully wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible with provision for visitors with visual impairment. Toilets, baby change facilities and self service tea and coffee are all available on site.

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