Rutland Water Nature Reserve - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Oakham LE15 8BT, UK
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About Rutland Water Nature Reserve
Rutland Water is one of the best places to enjoy birds and wildlife in the UK. Search for rare spring migrants, admire fishing ospreys in the summer, enjoy the autumn wader passage and marvel at huge flocks of winter wildfowl. With events year round, walking trails and two visitor centres, you'll be sure of an immersive wildlife experience for the whole family.
Attractions Near Rutland Water Nature Reserve
Church of St Edmund is a church in Rutland. Church of St Edmund is situated in Egleton, close to Egleton Village Hall. The history of the building can be seen in the carvings and arches which reveal its Norman origins. One of the main pilgrimage sites in this area and also a tourist attraction too.
Lyndon Visitor Centre is one of two visitor centres at Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Located on the South Shore of the Reserve, it was opened by Sir David Attenborough in 1985 and offers the birdwatcher, wildlife enthusiast or first time visitor the opportunity to experience this peaceful spot with stunning views across the water. Since then it has undergone a complete face-lift and now boasts new displays on Weather and Wildlife.
Rutland Farm Park is a small 18-acre working farm in the market town of Oakham. The Farm park is set in 19 acres of parkland which was part of the Neol estate. You can meet lambs, goats and sheep and play with our fluffy rabbits and guinea pigs in Amy’s Farm Corner. The farm buildings are their original Victorian farm buildings. The park land is the only remaining part of the Noel estate still used in the original way.
Rutland County Museum features exhibits related to: social history, archaeology, law and order, coins and medals, agriculture, archives, personalities and toys and hobbies. The museum, opened in 1969, houses a collection of objects relating to local rural and agricultural life, social history and archaeology. Temporary exhibitions are shown alongside the permanent displays. Admission to the museum is free.
Oakham Castle is one of the finest surviving example of domestic Norman architecture in Europe. It was built between 1180 and 1190. The surviving structure is the impressive Great Hall of the Castle, where banquets and courts would have been held. Inside the Castle you can see 240 presentation horseshoes hanging on the walls, given to the Lord of the Manor by royalty and peers of the realm on their first visit to Oakham.
Cutts Close Park is the largest park in Oakham and used to be the ponds and garden area of Oakham Castle. It’s a heritage site, in the centre of which is a bandstand. After the Queen’s jubilee in 2012, it was renamed Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Bandstand. The flowers around it are tended by Oakham’s very own Oakham in Bloom.
Where is Rutland Water Nature Reserve
Discover More Attractions in Rutland, Where Rutland Water Nature Reserve Is Located
Rutland is a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, to the northeast by Lincolnshire and the southeast by Northamptonshire. It is England’s smallest and arguably prettiest county and is the perfect place to spend time enjoying the great outdoors.