Rutland is a great place to shop, not only for clothes, but also for art, antiques, jewellery and much more and all in the beautiful surroundings of traditional market towns. There are also the cities of Leicester, Nottingham and Peterborough close by, and shopping villages too!
Shopping in charming Market Towns
If you are looking for clothes that you won't find on the highstreet, then head to Oakham, Uppingham or Stamford to find independent boutiques along the high street and down many side streets. Not only do these picturesque towns offer quality clothing, but also a large selection of unique gifts, high class art and some exquisite antique shops.
Rutland Village: a unique rural shopping experience
Located in the heart of Rutland near Oakham and close to Ashwell, The Rutland Village is a prestigious rural retail park set in 4.5 acres open 7 days a week. Aswell as a garden centre and cafe, Rutland Village is home to other great retailers such as Cotton Traders, Rutland Flowers & Lifestyle, plus a great pet and aquatics section.
www.rutlandvillage.co.uk | Rutland Village, Ashwell Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7QN
Tucked away in the quaint village of Wymondham, just north of Rutland, is Wymondham Windmill with it's welcoming tea room and lovely collection of shops, including Totally Flowers, Global Crafts, Windmill Wheels, Emily Found a Thing and Clothes in the Attic. There is also a playground, playhouse and large grassy area, a small vehicle track for younger children and a woodland puzzle trail through our two acre woodland of Native British Trees. www.wymondhamwindmill.co.uk
Thanks to popular programmes covering the theme, interest in antiques and collectables has grown significantly. Rutland has a wide selection of retailers specialising in antiques and collectables of all genre.
During a visit to Oakham, look for antique French beds at Swans of Oakham located in Mill Street; the widest selection of Oriental rugs in the area can be found at The Maltings.
For a vast range of antiques in Uppingham, head for Uppingham Antiques Centre, where over 70 dealers present an amazing selection of antiques in a fabulous setting.
Handmade and exclusive jewellery is available from a number of Rutland specialty retailers.
Heidi Kjeldsen on Mill Street Oakham, specialises in diamonds, pearls, Sandawana emeralds, Top Ceylon blue sapphires and handmade, unique pieces of jewellery.
Boundary Mill Stores
Half an hour drive from Oakham is this discount department store offering up to 75% off RRP from hundreds of top name brands, 7 days a week
www.boundarymill.co.uk | Gonerby Moor, A1 Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 2AB
Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens near Spalding
About a one hour drive from Oakham is one of the region’s premier retail and leisure destinations. Offering brilliant value, with up to 75% off RRPs every day of the year at over 55 stores. There is also the beautiful Festival Gardens, cafes and restaurants plus mini golf, activity walks, display fountains and much more.
www.springfieldsshopping.co.uk | Camelgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6EU