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:

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.

Stamford Shakespeare Company – Rutland Open Air Theatre – Tolethorpe Hall

The magic of Tolethorpe is something special which we highly recommend you experience for yourselves. Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful grounds, then take your seat, protected from summer showers, and see an open-air stage like no other with amateur productions from the extremely talented Stamford Shakespeare Company.

Price from £13

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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Rutland Water Park

Start Date: 01/01/2010

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.

Grainstore Brewery Tap

We are extremely proud of our brewing expertise at The Grainstore Brewery. But not only do we offer great ales, but great food too!

Rutland Sanctuary Zoo

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

Price from £3

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.

Price from £0

Rockingham Castle

The award winning Castle and stunning grounds have been readied for the new season.

Rockingham Castle

Price from £7

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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Stamford Tourist Information Centre

Start Date: 01/01/2011

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.

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

Oakham Castle

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

Rutland Water Park

OAKHAM, Rutland, LE15 8QL, United Kingdom

Grainstore Brewery Tap

Station Approach, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RE, United Kingdom

Rutland Sanctuary Zoo

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

Goldmark Gallery

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

Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle Estate, Rockingham, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH, United Kingdom

The Herb Nursery

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