Rutland Travel Guide

Normanton Church Museum, Rutland - © Ian Rob at wikipedia commons

Introduction and Overview

The Rutland Travel Guide outlines local attractions, places of interest and tourist information for visitors. The area guide includes travel information on local events, facts & figures, entertainment, transport, maps and accommodation giving an insight in to the county.

The county of Rutland is located in the East Midlands sharing borders with Leicestershire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

The county is known for being the smallest historic English county and one of the quietest counties in England. Rutland has a lower profile as a tourist destination than other higher profile counties, however for visitors there is plenty to see and do here.

The compact county has been described as a hidden gem and includes a number of historic houses, castles, museums, gardens and provides a great environment in which to enjoy a number of outdoor activities and pursuits.

The Rutland landscape includes the scenic countryside has long been a favourite for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. The county offers visitors plenty of open spaces and the chance to enjoy an unspoilt rural environment making it a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

There are train services to Rutland from London and Midlands destinations making it an ideal place to enjoy a short break or weekend away.

Rutland has a mainly rural landscape and includes two towns, Oakham the county town and Uppingham. There are no large cities in Rutland, the county offers the scenic English countryside and a number of small villages that include scenic cottages creating picture perfect postcard scenes.

Rutland offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy the scenic countryside setting and tranquil environment away from the crowds. The East Midlands location in the heart of England makes the area easily assessable.

The county town of Rutland is Oakham, the scenic market town is a traditional English town known for its history and heritage. Market Place in Oakham includes a number of local independent shops and amenities and a market selling the finest local produce including meats, breads, cheeses and eggs.

The All Saints Church Oakham is located in the heart of Oakham, the Grade I listed building dates back to the 14th century. The church is known for its tower and spire and dominates views around the area, it is the largest church in Rutland.

The church is in active use with a number of services each week, the church is open to visitors usually during daylight hours.

The town of Uppingham is located approx 6 miles south of Oakham in Rutland. Uppingham is a charming English market town known for its honey coloured buildings. The market town has a weekly market each Friday. The town includes a number of independent shops and retailers including speciality shops.

Visitors can find antique shops and unique items in glass, furniture and jewellery. The narrow streets and small shops are full of character offering visitors the opportunity to explore a quintessential English market town.

Uppingham is known for its art galleries, visitors can see a number of galleries including the Goldmark Gallery and Orange Street Gallery with various collections on display.

Rutland is known for its picturesque villages offering visitors a place where they can enjoy the delights of the countryside along with country pubs, village greens and unspoilt scenery.

The county includes over 50 villages providing visitors with the quintessential countryside experience, the villages are still unspoilt, charming and full of character where visitors can enjoy real ales and a hearty lunch at a local country pub and enjoy a stroll taking in the countryside air.

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