Peterborough Cathedral is widely recognised as one of the finest Norman cathedrals in England. It is the burial place of Katharine of Aragon and also Mary, Queen of Scots, who was later reinterred at Westminster Abbey.
Overlooking Rutland Water and the undulating hills of Englands smallest county, this former 17th Century farmhouse adjacent to the estate of the Earl of Gainsborough, is an idyllic retreat for anyone wishing to escape.
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Rocks by Rail – formerly know as Rutland Railway Musuem, is situated 4 miles from Oakham and tells the local story of how private railways were used in the local ironstone extraction industry to move the extracted stone on the first part of its journey to the distant steelworks. It takes visitors back to the days before mass road transport when most minerals were was carried by rail and quarries had their own rail system.
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Stray’s Coffee is a family-owned and run, independent coffee shop, eatery and live jazz venue, first opening in Newark on Trent in 2003. They came to Oakham in 2019 to take the High Street by storm!
Minster Precincts, Peterborough, Cambs, PE1 1XS, United Kingdom
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel
Barnsdale Avenue (adj), Oakham LE15 8AB, UK
Rocks by Rail: The Living Ironstone Museum
Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines Sidings, Ashwell Road, Cottesmore, Rutland, LE15 7FF, United Kingdom
Stray's Coffee, Oakham
2 High St, Oakham LE15 6AL, UK