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:

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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Arts for Rutland

Arts for Rutland is a Registered Charity committed to leading, promoting and supporting the arts in Rutland. It consists of a small volunteer committee that aims to be representative of the county’s arts organisations and various creative disciplines.

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.

Rutland Water Garden Nursery

Situated in rolling countryside on the south side of Rutland Water, the Garden Nursery offers the very best in quality shrubs and plants. We specialise in all types of bedding plants, hanging baskets, shrubs and perennials, our friendly and knowledgeable team of experts grow 90% of plants on site.

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Eyebrook Reservoir

Nestling on the borders of three counties; Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. Eyebrook Reservoir is a jewel hidden in one of the prettiest parts of England.

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Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens

The Castle is the centrepiece of the estate. It is a large quadrangular house with a central courtyard.

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The Herb Nursery

Small traditional family-run nursery specialising in herbs but offering much more including wild flowers, cottage garden plants and scented-leaf Pelargoniums. Extensive collections of thyme, mint and lavender.

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Lyndon Visitor Centre

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.

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Rutland Water Visitor Centre & Mini Golf

Make sure you pop into the interactive and informative Rutland Water Visitor Centre on your next visit. Here you will find lots to be learned; with items telling the history of the reservoir, and explaining the wildlife on the nature reserve, plus a fantastic 12-hole mini golf course, new in 2019, providing fun for the whole family. Not forgetting the array of local information you can pick up to plan your time in the area, alongside maps, cycle routes, souvenirs and gifts.

Oakham Castle

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

Arts for Rutland

Rutland County Museum, Catmos Stree, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW, United Kingdom

Rutland Water Park

OAKHAM, Rutland, LE15 8QL, United Kingdom

Rutland Water Garden Nursery

Lyndon Road, Manto, Rutland, LE15 8RN, United Kingdom

Eyebrook Reservoir

Great Easton Road, Caldeco, Rutland, LE15 8RP, United Kingdom

Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens

Grimsthorpe, Nr Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 0LY, United Kingdom

The Herb Nursery

Thistleto, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7RE, United Kingdom

Lyndon Visitor Centre

Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Lyndon Rd, Manto, Rutland, LE15 8RN, United Kingdom

Stamford Shakespeare Company - Rutland Open Air Theatre - Tolethorpe Hall

Rutland Open Air Theatre, Tolethorpe Hall, Stamford, Rutland, PE9 4BH, United Kingdom

Rutland Water Visitor Centre & Mini Golf

Sykes Lane, Empingham, OAKHAM, Rutland, LE15 8QL, United Kingdom