Attractions

For such a tiny county, you’ll be amazed at how much you can do in Rutland regardless of your age or ability.  From driving a steam train to petting a scorpion, from jumping off the UK’s tallest aqua obstacle to enjoying lazy picnics, there’s something for thrill seekers and those of us that want to take things at a more leisurely pace.

For tiny tots, teenagers, couples and retirees, take your pick of daily activities, that won’t break the bank, and we’ll leave you pleasantly surprised at the benefits of a holiday in our stunning Rutland countryside.  Start creating your Rutland holiday ‘Things To Do’ itinerary list today:

Rutland Cycling Bike Hire & Sales

Twenty-three miles of beautiful traffic free trails around Britain’s largest man-made lake, makes a day at Rutland Water a real countryside delight, pedalling through the beautiful countryside with spectacular views over the water.  Whatever your age or ability, we’ve got just the bike for you from hybrid and mountain bikes, to the latest electric bikes, tandems and kids’ bikes, tag-a-longs, child seats and buggies – all current season models, replaced every year.  Helmets provided free of charge.  Full day  hire available visit www.rutlandcycling.com/hire to book and for more information.  Please note:  Photo ID required for electric bike hire (Passport or Driving Licence).

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Aqua Park Rutland

The UK’s most exciting Aqua Park featuring the largest collection of bespoke big impact water obstacles at Rutland Water is open May through to September.

Belvoir Castle & Engine Yard

Belvoir Castle’s history dates back to the eleventh century. It is the ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland, where the family have lived in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years.

Oakham Castle

Britain’s finest example of Norman architecture, recently conserved and restored thanks to a £2.2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  It was built between 1180-90 and is one of the oldest surviving aisled stone halls in the country.

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Deene Park

Deene Park is a wonderful eclectic mix of architectural styles, having evolved over six centuries and grew from a substantial quadrangular-plan medieval manor into a Tudor and Georgian mansion, whose main front now faces south across the Park and Lake.

Lyddington Bede House

Set beside the church of the picturesque ironstone village of Lyddington, Lyddington Bede House originated as the medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln.

Rutland Water Park

Fishing, birdwatching, walking, cycling, water sports – you name it – Rutland Water has it! Not only does it bring vital water resources for the surrounding regions, but it also provides a fantastic day out for all the family.

Rocks by Rail: The Living Ironstone Museum

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. It takes visitors back to the days before mass road transport when most minerals were was carried by rail and quarries had their own rail system.

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Normanton Church

Rutland’s most famous landmark was saved from flooding when Rutland Water was created in the 1970s. Now with the floor raised almost half way up the church, it is a fascinating building with a unique history.

Rutland Cycling Bike Hire & Sales

Whitwell Leisure Park, ull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland, LE15 8BL, United Kingdom

Aqua Park Rutland

Rutland Wate, ull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland, LE15 8BL, United Kingdom

Belvoir Castle & Engine Yard

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, UK

The Rutland Showground

Showground Way, OAKHAM, Rutland, LE15 7TW, United Kingdom

Oakham Castle

Market Place, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6DT, United Kingdom

Deene Park

Deene Park, Deene, Corby, UK

Lyddington Bede House

Church Lane, Lyddingto, Rutland, LE15 9LZ, United Kingdom

Rutland Water Park

OAKHAM, Rutland, LE15 8QL, United Kingdom

Rocks by Rail: The Living Ironstone Museum

Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines Sidings, Ashwell Road, Cottesmore, Rutland, LE15 7FF, United Kingdom

Normanton Church

Normanton Car Park, South Shore, Rutland Wate, Edith Westo, Rutland, LE15 8HD, United Kingdom