Oakham, the county town of Rutland, is a classic English market town, mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086.The town has history dating back to the medieval ages andretains its historic look and feel. There is plenty for visitors to see including Oakham Castle, with its array of horseshoes dating back to 1470. The Rutland Museum is the perfect introduction to England’s smallest county letting visitors relive the history of Rutland. Within the Market Square are the Butter Cross and Stocks and behind Market Place stands the magnificent AllSaints’ Church. Oakham School founded in 1584 by Robert Johnson features a number of historic buildings situated around the town.
The open spaces around the town are maintained by a dedicated team of Oakham in Bloom volunteers who help to make sure the borders, planted roundabouts and hanging baskets are stunning with numerous gold awards from Britain in Bloom.
Oakham is easily accessible by car and has its own railway station which provides convenient connections to Leicester, Peterborough and beyond. A new tourism bus service connecting Oakham, RutlandWater and Uppingham will give visitors the opportunity to explore Rutland.
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