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Oakham, in the East Midlands of England is the county town of Rutland. It is centrally located 23 miles west of Peterborough, 28 miles south-east of Nottingham and 25 miles east of Leicester. It has a population of approximately twelve thousand people. Historically Oakham has attributes, it is the finishing point for The Viking Way, a 147 mile footpath which starts near the Humber Bridge in North Lincolnshire. Oakham Castle is the oldest English court building that has remained in continuous use, with trials taking place there as early as 1229. Whilst in the present day The Grainstore Brewery in Oakham holds the National Leg Wrestling Championships during their Cider & Sausage Festival in the late May Bank Holiday weekend.
Rutland interesting ( or not so interesting facts)
- Rutland’s area is 151 square miles; North to South is 16.3 miles and East to West is 16.53 miles making it the smallest county in England
- Rutland was reinstated as a county in 1997 after being absorbed into Leicestershire in 1974.
- Rutland Water is the UK’s largest man made lake, similar in size to Lake Windermere in the Lake District. It is excellent for cycling and has a perimeter of twenty three miles (including the perimeter) or seventeen miles ( excluding the peninsula)
- At the time of writing Rutland is the only county not to have a static speed camera on its roads.
- Rutland residents are known as ‘Raddlemen’.