Model rail enthusiasts can admire Oakham Signal Box, used by Airfix as the template for all their models.When it’s time to eat in Oakham, the choice is wide and appealing; dining here is a stylish experience; from cafes and tea bars to restaurants and pub food, there is an excellent range of quality outlets.

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The impressive spire of Oakham parish church, built during the 14th century, dominates distant views of the town for several miles in all directions. Restored in 1857-58 by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the church is a Grade I listed building.

Oakham United Football Club won the Peterborough & District Football League in 2015, winning promotion to the United Counties League First Division, which lies at the 10th tier of the English football league system.

Tourist attractions in Oakham include All Saints' Church and Oakham Castle. Another popular and historic feature is the open-air market held in the town's market square every Wednesday and Saturday (near the ancient octagonal Buttercross with its pyramidal roof and wooden stocks, a Grade I listed building).[2]

A visit to Oakham Castle, by the Market Place, provides the clues to why there is an intriguing collection of over 200 horseshoes hanging from the walls.

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Cutts Close park - looking southwest towards the original Oakham School building, with the bandstand to the right

Oakham Veterinary Hospital is a long established practice on the outskirts of Oakham, Rutland.  Our premises are purpose built and set in 8.5 acres surrounded by rural countryside.

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.[1]

Oakham is on the A606 between Melton Mowbray and Stamford. On 10 January 2007, the A606 bypass opened diverting traffic from the town centre.

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Local governance for Oakham is provided for by the single-tier unitary Rutland County Council, of which Oakham is the headquarters.

We are dedicated to deliver the very best of veterinary care and service and are proud to have a Tier 3 hospital status, accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.  We also have a clinical association with the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science giving us access to the expertise from leading veterinary specialists.

Oakham Rugby Football Club play at the Rutland Showground.

A great way to see this beautiful town is by following the Oakham Heritage Trail available from the County Museum.

Oakham Cricket Club plays at the Lime Kilns off Cricket Lawns.

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Oakham lies to the west of Rutland Water, one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe. It is in the Vale of Catmose and is built on an incline, varying from 325 feet (99m) to 400 feet (122m) above sea level. It is twinned with Barmstedt, Germany, and Dodgeville, Wisconsin, US.

Oakham School is also the current owner of Oakham's former workhouse. Built in 1836-37 by Oakham Poor Law Union, it served as a workhouse for 167 inmates, until it became Catmose Vale Hospital. It now accommodates two school houses for girls.

We have extensive hospital facilities and diagnostic equipment in both our equine and small animal departments.  Our experienced and caring teams of vets, nurses and support staff offer a complete veterinary service from routine examinations, vaccinations, visits, etc. to specialist surgery with the very latest 'state of the art' equipment. 

If possible, coincide your Rutland holiday with the 3rd Saturday of every month when a Farmers' Market comes to Gaol Street in Oakham.  A host of quality produce direct from the farmer assures quality and less food miles for the consumers’ conscience. This is a great addition to a weekend break in Rutland.

The outer bailey of the castle, still surrounded by low earthworks, lies to the north of the castle. Known as Cutts Close, it is now a park with a bandstand, skateboard area, flowerbeds and children's play area. Some deep hollows in the park are the remnants of the castle's dried-up stew ponds (fishponds).[4]

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The hall was in use as an assize court until 1970 and is still occasionally used as a coroner's court or Crown Court. It is also licensed for weddings.

All Saints' Church from footpath between Church Street and Market Place

Please see the dates that the practice will be closed for training.

View the Pocket Guide to Oakham, which includes a map of Oakham

Only the great hall of the Norman castle is still standing, and is surrounded by steep earthworks marking the inner bailey. The hall dates from c. 1180—90 and according to Nikolaus Pevsner (in his The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland):

Oakham Veterinary Hospital, Ashwell Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7QHTelephone - Equine & Farm: 01572 722647 / Small Animals: 01572 722646


The architecture of Oakham School is stunning, and a major landmark in the town.  Founded in 1584 it is a highly regarded public school which has seen its fair share of famous pupils.

Wander through the Market Place on a Wednesday or Saturday to find a market selling the best local produce, meats, cheeses, bread and eggs. Look out for the unusual stocks and the town pump beneath the Butter Cross.

The Oakham Canal connected the town to the Melton Mowbray Navigation, the River Soar and the national waterways system between 1802 and 1847.

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The main route for travellers to Leicester by road is first south to Uppingham and then westward along the A47.

The museum is located in the old Riding School of the Rutland Fencible Cavalry which was built in 1794-95.[6] The museum houses a collection of objects relating to local rural and agricultural life, social history and archaeology.

The building is attractively ornamented with Romanesque architectural details, including six carvings of musicians. It is a Grade I listed building.[3]

Lying within the historic county boundaries of Rutland from a very early time, from 1974 until 1997, Oakham lay within the non-metropolitan county of Leicestershire.