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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Establishment
“The splendid Great Hall of Oakham Castle is one of the finest Norman Halls in England. The Hall is best known for its collection of enormous commemorative horseshoes donated by members of the Royal family and Peers of the Realm. Other Castles close by include Fotheringhay, Grimsthorpe, Rockingham and beautiful Belton House.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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Brewery
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“We love this place! It brews its own beer and does a spectacular breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday. It also serves good food every evening. It is right next to the station in Oakham. Sometimes has live music.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 5 locals recommend
Premise
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Gorgeous coffee shop tucked off Mill Street. Delicious coffee and cakes! Also very relaxed. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“A Steaming Billy pub, we know it as the Nelson Light: cheaper, a bit rougher round the edges, still very good.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“About 40 minutes away. Oakham in Rutland is pleasant to look round, with its small castle and county museum but the surrounding area includes Rutland Water - great for walking or cycling around, plenty for children. See also Rutland Farm Park. For young adults, there's Aqua Park (reopening from May 25, 2019). There are other centres - one for birdwatching (Anglian birdwatching centre) and another for garden-related interests (Barnsdale Gardens) - nearby. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Expensive but good selection of lovely clothes, shoes and jewellery for men and women. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Café
“Lovely. Garden is magical in summer. Vintage tea service. Inside is so pretty - fairy lights everywhere. Great friendly owner. Thoroughly recommend.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
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“Factory shop with really good prices for Lands End clothing. They also have an in-house restaurant which serves cheap and good food for their workers and visitors.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Small chain, pizza and pasta style. Nicely decorated with decent enough food. Drinks are expensive though.”
  • 2 locals recommend