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:

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.

Price from £0

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.

Welland Vale Garden Inspirations

Rutland’s best kept secret!
In 2014, as we celebrate our 40th year in business, we are opening our most ambitious project yet – a retail plant centre called ‘Garden Inspirations’. We hope it will offer just that; focusing on a wide range of plants and core elements of gardening.

Stamford Tourist Information Centre

Known as the ‘best stone town in England’ Stamford is a must on any tour. It is architecturally outstanding with numerous medieval buildings as well as fine Georgian streets and squares.

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.

Price from £3.3

Rutland Zoo

After a complete refurbish in 2021, with new owners and a new name, Rutland Zoo is a not for profit organization that houses rescued insects, mammals and birds.

Price from £6.5

Goldmark Gallery

A family business, we have been selling art worldwide for over 40 years. We stock thousands of prints, paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures across a very wide range of top British, American and European artists.

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Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral is widely recognised as one of the finest Norman cathedrals in England. It is the burial place of Katharine of Aragon and also Mary, Queen of Scots, who was later reinterred at Westminster Abbey.

The Herb Nursery

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

Lyddington Bede House

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

Welland Vale Garden Inspirations

Glaston Road, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9EU, United Kingdom

Burghley House

urghley Park, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY, United Kingdom

Lyndon Visitor Centre

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

Rutland Zoo

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

Goldmark Gallery

14 Orange Stree, Uppingham, Rutland, LE159SQ, United Kingdom

Peterborough Cathedral

Minster Precincts, Peterborough, Cambs, PE1 1XS, United Kingdom

Stamford Shakespeare Company - Rutland Open Air Theatre - Tolethorpe Hall

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