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Oakham

Oakham has managed to retain much of its original charm and the Market Square fills with little stalls every Wednesday and Saturday. There are a number of antique shops as well as a magnificent fine art shop selling highly collectable works of art. Oakham’s most famous character was Jeffrey Hudson, a tiny dwarf measuring only 18″ high, who was put in a pie which was presented to King Charles I in 1628. Oakham Castle, famous for its collection of horse shoes gathered from visiting nobility including members of the Royal family, and also for the court which has been held, since medieval times, every Monday.

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