Free tours around Oakham Castle being offered

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Guided tours of one of Rutland’s main tourist attractions are being offered this month.

People will be able to look around Oakham Castle for free on selected dates.

Rutland county councillor Roger Begy, portfolio holder for culture, said: “We are all guilty of sometimes ignoring the fantastic tourist attractions that are right on our doorstep.

“We often speak to local residents who are visiting Oakham Castle for the first time despite having lived in Rutland for many years. They nearly always wish they’d discovered it sooner and very quickly become regular visitors.”

The tours take place from 10.30am this Saturday, on Saturday next week and Wednesday, October 24.

A bid for £2m Heritage Lottery funding to improve on the castle is expected to be submitted later this year.