Oakham, located in Rutland, is a typical county town. It is situated just 28 kilometers from Leicester and is somewhat west of the Rutland Water, which is actually one of the largest man-made lakes in the entire continent. The town is situated on an incline which means that its height above sea level actually varies significantly. Visitors will find much in Oakham to see and enjoy, including numerous landmarks as well as several dining and shopping options. There are also many accommodation options in Oakham to enjoy as well.
The town of Oakham is an English town that is located within the area of Rutland. The town of Oakham is located about seventeen miles east of Leicester. Oakham has a population of about nine thousand nine hundred and seventy five.
The town of Oakham has the status of civil parish and it is located on the western side of the waters of Rutland. Rutland Water is amongst the biggest European man made lakes. The town is located within the Catmose Vale. The town of Oakham has been built upon an incline that ranges from ninety-nine meters above the level of the sea to one hundred and twenty two metres above the level of the sea.
Rutland county council district council is the local government for Oakham and Oakham in fact is home to the head quarters of the council.
The town of Oakham lies within the historical county boundaries of the town of Rutland and this was the case between 1974 and 1997, during the time Oakham was part of Leicestershire County.
Since 1992 Alan Duncan, who is a member of the conservative parliament, has represented Leicester town of Melton Mowbray and the remaining parts of Rutland within Westminster.
The town of Oakham is the home of Oakham School.. The school was founded in 1584. The original building that was home to the school still remains and it is located north east of the church. Oakham School is the current owner of the former workhouse in the town of Oakham.