Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Oakham





Oakham


The pretty market town of Oakham in Rutland lies between Leicester and Peterborough and is served by regular trains. Oakham is about six miles from the attractive town of Uppingham. Both Oakham and Uppingham are home to two of the major English public schools, founded in 1584. Not for from the town is Rutland Water and Nature reserve, a wonderful place to walk, cycle and enjoy nature.




The spire of All Saints  Church towers over the octagonal buttercross, stocks and old town pumps in the market square, which is also overlooked by the 16th century Oakham School.  The entrance to Oakhan Castle lies off the market square, although all that remains is a 12th century banqueting hall, which is now used as a courtroom. 

All Saints Church



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