**Oakham Castle will re-open on Wednesday 19th August 2020. Our new opening hours will be: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10.00am to 1.00pm.
We will be able to welcome 10 people in to the Great Hall at one time - please be aware 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 to support the NHS Test and Trace service.**
Built in 1190 by Walchelin De Ferrers, Oakham Castle is believed to be the finest surviving example of domestic Norman Architecture in Europe.
In 2015 Rutland County Council was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to refurbish and develop the site. The Curtain Wall has been cleared and preserved, the famous collection of horseshoes have been cleaned and new facilities and educational features have been installed.
Oakham Castle is now a venue for music, theatre and weddings as well as a thriving community hub, providing social and educational services to Rutland and the surrounding area.