Oakham was originally within the historic country boundaries of Rutland, but become part of Leicestershire in 1974. It is now a traditional English market town packed with heritage and an abundance of SME businesses and local eateries.
Rutland Water is the largest man-made lake in England and the playground of the East Midlands. It is considered to be one of the best environmentally and aesthetically designed lakes, set in rolling countryside with a myriad of activities to participate in, from watersports to cycling, fish, and a breadth of walking routes around the lake.
Oakham is also home to the more extravagant architectural design in the form of Oakham Castle; an example of Norman architecture, the renowned Oakham School, which dates back to 1584 and is an iconic landmark in the town, and the impressive Victoria Hall, Grade II listed building rich in history.