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  • Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Oakham Jan

    Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Oakham Jan


    Funhouse Comedy Club launches the new season with another great line-up of comedians, at the Grainstore Brewery, Oakham on Thursday January 30th.Top…more

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Rutlands motto is Multum in Parvo (or much in little), a motto that the smallest county in England has surely embraced. Bounded by Peterborough and Northampton in the south east, Lincolnshire in the north east, and Leicestershire in the north and west, Rutland is only 18 miles in length and 17 miles wide and consists of two historic market towns, Oakham and Uppingham and 54 tiny villages peppered around the rolling, bucolic landscape.

For a small county there are still quite a few beautiful attractions. For history buffs there is the wonderful Great Hall of Oakham Castle, one of the best examples of 12th century architecture in all of the UK. Also worth seeing are Normanton Church, with its semi-circular tower and portico (designed by Thomas Cundy), Burghley House, Rockingham Castle and Belvoir Castle as well as the 400 year old Uppingham School and the Bishops Palace at Lyddington.

For those who want to get out and about, there are miles and miles of hiking, biking and riding trails, but the center of the county offers the best spot, with Rutlands massive artificial reservoir (the largest man made lake in Western Europe), Rutland Water, almost as large as Windermere. Rutland Water has gained an international reputation as both a center for sports, offering sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and rock climbing; and as an important nature reserve, providing an overwinter site for ospreys and wildfowl. Small it may be, but Rutland is well worth visiting.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Rutland

Fun days out in Rutland

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Rutland, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Rutland

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Rutland.

Theme Parks in Rutland

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Rutland.

Museums in Rutland


Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Rutland

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.



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Towns in Rutland

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Updated: 06/12/2022 03:43:22