Oakham Castle

Oakham Castle is one of the finest surviving examples of Norman architecture anywhere in England.

The Castle recently underwent a £2.2 million restoration thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This money was used to:

  • preserve the castle’s ancient defensive wall 
  • carry out repairs to the Great Hall, including a new Collyweston Slate roof
  • improve facilities for weddings and functions

We’ve also introduced an exciting 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 what's on at Oakham Castle

Opening hours

The Castle grounds are open to enjoy all year round. 

The Great Hall's opening hours:

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: closed  
  • Wednesday: 10am to 1pm
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday: closed

Admission is free.

Telephone: 01572 757 578

Email: castle@rutland.gov.uk


We are able to welcome 10 people in to the Great Hall at one time - you may need to queue to enter.

A member of staff will welcome you in to the Great Hall, and will ask for contact details, as part of the NHS Test and Trace service. Castle is a family friendly site. 

The castle is fully wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible with provision for visitors with visual impairment. 

Toilets and baby change facilities are available on site.

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