Rutland - 42 Attractions You Must Visit
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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.
Attractions in Rutland
Hallaton museum is a situated in a Tin Tab in the heart of rural leicestershire open from Easter until October at weekends and on bank holidays. It is a great asset to the village and well worth a visit should you be in the area. The themes of the exhibition change periodically.
The Hambleton Peninsula lies within the reservoir Rutland Water, in Rutland, England. When the Gwash Valley was dammed in 1975, the area surrounding what was then a ridge were submerged, including a small number of properties in the hamlets of Nether Hambleton and Middle Hambleton. The village of Upper Hambleton survived, and now sits on the peninsula, which is some 3500 metres in length and 1000 metres in width.
Kirby Hall is one of England's greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses. Begun by Sir Humphrey Stafford. The house is now in a semi-ruined state with many parts roof-less although the Great Hall and state rooms remain intact. The gardens, with their elaborate "cutwork" design, complete with statues and urns, have been recently restored. The building and gardens are owned by the Earl of Winchilsea and are managed by English Heritage.
Lyddington Bede House originated as the medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln. Visitors can wander through the bedesmen’s rooms, with their tiny windows and fireplaces, and view the former bishops’ Great Chamber on the first floor, with its beautifully carved ceiling cornice. Come and discover this delightful visitor attraction in Rutland.
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.
The National Trust's Priest's House, Easton on the Hill, is a small 15th century stone building in Northamptonshire. It was built by John Stokes (or Stokke), who was Rector of Easton from 1456 until his death in 1495. The chantry priest would have lived here until 1545 when chantries became illegal following the dissolution of the monasteries and the associated funds were appropriated by the Crown.
Woolsthorpe Manor is a typical early 17th-century yeoman’s farmhouse, built some time after 1623. It is the birthplace and was the family home of Sir Isaac Newton. He was born there on 25 December 1642. At that time it was a yeoman's farmstead, principally rearing sheep. Now in the hands of the National Trust and open to the public all year round, it is presented as a typical seventeenth century yeoman's farmhouse.
Normanton Church served as a parish church until the early 1700s when a large part of the village was demolished to create an estate for the Heathcote Baronets. These wealthy aristocrats used the church as their private chapel and mausoleum. It was later rebuilt in a classical style in the 18th century when the Heathcote Baronets created their estate in Rutland and used the parish church as their private chapel.
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.
Rocks by Rail – formerly know as Rutland Railway Musuem, is situated 4 miles from Oakham and tells the local story of how private railways were used in the local ironstone extraction industry to move the extracted stone on the first part of its journey to the distant steelworks. The museum has a large collection of historic railway vehicles, many of them driven by steam. Included in the collection are coaches, vans, wagons, and locomotives.
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.
An ideal place to See birds of prey close at hand and watch them in flight, it is the centre’s aim to provide as natural a setting as possible for the owls, hawks, falcons, buzzards, eagles and even vultures. Explore the natural woodland trails around ponds and purpose-built wild bird feeding stations, see different nesting boxes and enjoy the sound of the countryside birds.
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 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.
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.
Saint Guthlac's Church, Market Deeping is a parish church of the Church of England in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England. The church is in the Diocese of Lincoln in the Deanery of Elloe West. St Guthlac's is a member of the Deepings Churches Together, a local organisation of churches within The Deepings, and a member of the St Guthlac fellowship. As of 2020 the rector is the Reverend Georgina Holding.
St John the Baptist is one of five medieval churches in Stamford, surviving from a total of 14. The imposing medieval church is wedged in an unlikely setting between two commercial buildings in the nationally important historic town centre of Stamford, and the well-proportioned pinnacled tower is a notable landmark.
St Mary's Church is a lovely 13th-century building in a cobbled square at the junction of St Mary's Street and St Mary's Hill in the historic town centre of Stamford. One of the glories of St Mary's is the 14th century Corpus Christi Chapel. It is the earliest part of the church and has connections with an educational foundation that later became Stamford School. The ceiling is one of the very few decorated medieval wagon vaults to survive in the East Midlands, although many can still be found i
Leisure Pool at Stamford includes a beach area with water jets and bubble features, a flume and a wave machine. Perfect for family fun. For those of you who want to focus on swimming come and use the 25 metre pool and reach your goals.