Top 10 Things to do in Oakham, United Kingdom (UK)

January 19, 2018 Venice Greaves

Oakham is the county town of Rutland in the East Midlands of England, 25 miles (40.2 km) east of Leicester, 28 miles (45.1 km) south-east of Nottingham and 23 miles (37.0 km) west of Peterborough. Oakham has a population of 10,922, as of the 2011 census.
Restaurants in Oakham

1. Rutland Water

Oakham, England +44 1780 686800
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Rutland Water

Rutland Water Park is a premier country water park based in the East Midlands. We offer fishing, walking, cycling, Water Sports, weddings, Beaches, Concerts, sports events, relaxing and picnics.

Reviewed By BobStamford - Stamford, United Kingdom

The scenes and wildlife are spectacular. Get there the right time of year and see the Ospreys. Well worth a visit

2. Sheepdog Experience

Hill Farm Launde, East Norton LE7 9XB, England
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5 based on 56 reviews

Sheepdog Experience

Our experience day is undoubtedly the finest anywhere in the country. Working with sheepdogs is not a hobby but a way of life. You will spend the day with International handler, trainer and published author Nij Vyas and his winning team of dogs in the most picturesque and sublime locations. You will be taken on a memorable journey which will be hands on, educational, fun, rewarding, & emotive.

Reviewed By adrianintheuk3 - Taunton, United Kingdom

I bought this sheepdog experience as a birthday gift for my wife, and neither of us had much idea what to expect. It turned out to be an enriching and uplifting day with Nij and his amazing dogs. Nij is a delightful chap, who clearly...MoreThank you so much for your very kind words. Its was lovely spending the day with you both and the dogs too were very responsive to you. Glad you enjoyed the day and hope to see you again sometime.

3. Whissendine Windmill

14 Melton Road, Whissendine, Oakham LE15 7EU, England
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5 based on 2 reviews

Whissendine Windmill

Reviewed By kishere t - Loughborough

Nigel Moon, the Miller at Whissendine is a font of knowledge regarding all,things molinological. He runs this wonderful old mill singlehanded and takes a real pride in carrying on traditional methods of milling grain. A national treasure (both the mill and the miller) Remember this is a working, commercial windmill not a tourist attraction so don’t expect visitor facilities simply living history.

4. Rocks By Rail The Living Ironstone Museum

Ashwell Road, Cottesmore LE15 7BX, England +44 7873 721941
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Rocks By Rail The Living Ironstone Museum

Rocks By Rail is an outdoor adventure, cast in an ironstone quarry. Covering 19 acres of reclaimed quarry, railway tracks and nature trails, Rocks by Rail is a journey back in time. It's an unmissable opportunity to experience an awesome industrial landscape. Explore fascinating nature trails. Take a train trip. Drive a classic loco. Tour the workshop and loco yard.

Reviewed By Mags L - Exeter, United Kingdom

Run by volunteers even the non railway enthusiasts were impressed with the extensive work [ a couple of days a week] achieved in a comparatively short time at this living museum . The story of ironstone rocks by rail is told enthusiastically by volunteers and backed by excellent signage and booklets . Do not miss the working minature crane model at the back of the cafe ...telling the story of the Sundew crane's move from Cottesmore to Corby across roads, rivers and difficult terrain ...fascinating !.
Again even the non rail enthusiasts were impressed with the variety of steam and diesel locomotives in various stages of repair and renovation . [The museum has 'driving days' once a month and we are sure the half mile of open track would seem far longer when you are enthralled by the experience !] The cafe was closed when we visited yet volunteers are so friendly that I'm sure they would have rustled up a coffee ---or shared their own . An absolute delight to find workers so keen to share knowledge and experiences of working this quarry. This attraction can only get better . One tip --wear warm clothing , especially foot and head wear if visiting in winter months as the main engine storage sheds are quite cool !The majority of this working museum is accessible to wheelchair users.
We did not use the Nature walk trail but spoke with two returning people who had found it interesting with wonderful views. There are benches and information signs along the route.

5. The Sir John Moore Foundation

Sir John Foundation Top Street, Appleby Magna, England
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

The Sir John Moore Foundation

Reviewed By paultasker6 - Leeds, United Kingdom

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, this must by the most magnificent primary school in England. The building is a joy to look at.

14 Orange Street, Uppingham LE15 9SQ, England +44 1572 821424
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5 based on 14 reviews

Goldmark Gallery

A family business, we've been selling art from our gallery in Uppingham for over 40 years and hold over 50,000 items in stock. Explore a wide range of the very best art and ceramics available through our website goldmarkart. You can also find news, articles and films on our magazine site discover.goldmarkart. We also make films, publish books and hold regular music Concerts here at the gallery.

Reviewed By wanderingdubyas - Stockport, United Kingdom

Considering the gallery displays works by top names like Dali, Moore & Piper, with prices up to £25000, there was no stuffiness or pretention from the staff, who gave us a genuine welcome and left us to browse. Very enjoyable gallery experience.

7. Wymondham Windmill

Wymondham Windmill Butt Lane, Wymondham LE14 2BU, England +44 1572 787304
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Wymondham Windmill

Enjoy lunch in our vintage designed Tearooms or high tea alfresco style in the beautiful settings on two hundred year old mill stone tables. Relax in a bygone gem with family and friends. Enjoy traditional, home cooked food at the Wymondham Windmill Tearooms. We use our very own homegrown vegetables, as well as other locally sourced, organic ingredients in our kitchen. Homemade cakes, scones and daily specials prepared with fresh local produce Relax in our family friendly tearooms, wander the wild wood and browse a selection of boutique shops, all exclusive to our 200 year old Windmill site. For the children we have a playground with swings, slide and fort, playhouse and large grassy area as well as a vehicle track for younger children and a woodland puzzle trail through our two-acre woodland of Native British Trees. Perfect for all the family and group bookings are also welcome.

Reviewed By paulU1179VK - London, United Kingdom

Interesting location, with a chance to see the windmill being restored (the top was sitting at ground level minus its sails). Tearooms are pleasant, the menu offers a good choice and is not expensive, There are also a few other shops worth browsing through.

8. The Black Horse Inn

62 Main Street | Oakham, Greetham LE15 7NL, England +44 1572 868260
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4 based on 32 reviews

The Black Horse Inn

Reviewed By Barbara P

Historic and interesting beamed ceilings with odd nooks and crannies. Every wall and shelf crowded with antique knick knacks. Small bar area with enormous flat screen TV tuned to the Racing Channel, cosy Seating area by the fire with games, books and pastimes for children and daily redtop papers on the coffee table.
We explored it with a Groupon Voucher. The extensive menu included burgers, pizzas, pies and grills with chips.
Food was plentiful, homemade thick chips were nice. Looked to be family friendly but disabled ♿ would struggle, especially wheelchair ♿ users, as there are steps, narrow passages and uneven surfaces.
Gluten and Dairy free options were possible but limited.

9. Rutland Open Air Theatre

Tolethorpe Hall, Stamford PE9 4BH, England +44 1780 754381
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Rutland Open Air Theatre

Reviewed By kateellery40 - Stamford, United Kingdom

To start your visit go early and picnic in the beautiful picnic area we chose a perfect day warm and sunny,then went in to the theatre and what a fantastic performance that was.
I still find it hard to believe that they are all amateurs,they were all amazing.

10. The Fox and Hounds

1 Pinfold Lane, North Luffenham LE15 8LE, England +44 1780 721667
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4 based on 10 reviews

The Fox and Hounds

Reviewed By Abbi T - London, United Kingdom

Had a beautiful meal here with a group of friends last Friday. Didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised with the adventurous menu and comprehensive wine list. The food was really lovely, and the surroundings provided a relaxing atmosphere to dine in. Our waiter was also very attentive.

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