Things to do
Despite being the smallest county in England Rutland has a lot to offer you, hence the county motto ‘Multum In Parvo’ which means ‘Much in Little’. Julia Bradbury, who has travelled across the UK and some of the world, is a big fan of the county and believes that everyone can find “a bit of what you’re looking for in beautiful Rutland”.
If you enjoy the great outdoors, then you will find lots of thing to enjoy in this rural retreat. Outdoor sports are extremely well catered for with plenty of walking and cycling available, plus fishing, golfing and the huge choice of watersports that take place on Rutland Water. The family can Discover Rutland with a Treasure Trail, a fun way to see our market towns!
Rutland is a great place to pursue an interest in your surroundings, be it a passion for wildlife and nature or an enthusiasm for gardening, you can find it here. There are two nature reserves around Rutland water, with many hides providing a great opportunity to spot a rare bird to two – or you can visit one of the many attractions inspired by the pleasure of gardens and shrubbery, the delightful Barnsdale Gardens is one not to be missed.
If you prefer to stay indoors there are plenty of places for you, including theatres, art galleries and unique shopping in our two Market Towns.
Rutland is very proud of the food and drink offering here, so if you like the reassurance of using locally produced, seasonal produce then you will be spoilt for choice. There are numerous pubs offering quality menus that change daily, not to mention the 2 Michelin starred eateries in the county!
Rutland is also a great base for visiting attractions in the region, especially if you are interested in the numerous breathtaking stately homes dotted around the county border.
View the Rutland Attractions leafet for a list of things to do, plus a map of Rutland Water
Originally created by Geoff Hamilton for the Gardeners' World TV show, Barnsdale is home to 39 pocket-sized, themed garden ‘rooms’, built in his...