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OAKHAM CASTLE’S GRAND RE-OPENING

A great local attraction reopens this bank holiday weekend – time to head to Oakham Castle!

Oakham Castle will reopen its doors to members of the public on Monday May 30, with a fantastic day of Norman celebrations.

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The Castle has been closed for major restoration work since September 2015 and a grand reopening is planned for the Monday Bank Holiday, transporting visitors back to Norman England with exciting family events and activities.

At the opening you can try Norman coin striking, falconry, archery, weaving, see knights on horseback, take guided tours of the site, Maypole dancing (yes – this does appear to go back that far in history!) and much, much more.

The event takes place from 11am – 4pm and is FREE to attend for everyone!

IMG_0057IMG_0095Castle-07Oakham Castle is the finest example of Norman domestic architecture in the country and now boasts an array of new displays and activities for families and those interested in history. This is thanks to a £2millon investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The reopening of the Castle also coincides with the return of the High Sheriff’s Hue and Cry. The revived Hue and Cry takes the form of a charity chase down Oakham High Street, with prizes for winners and the best-dressed participants.

All proceeds from the Hue and Cry will go to support the High Sheriff’s charities.

Photos: Ryan Corbin Design

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