Rutland Water Park is the perfect place to enjoy time in the great outdoors. Whether you are looking for an action-packed day or a relaxing break you’ll be sure to find it at Rutland Water.

You may have a few unanswered questions ahead of your visit but, rest assured, we have the answers for you here, in Discover Rutland’s Complete Guide to Rutland Water!

Credit: Anglian Water Services Ltd

Rutland is home to some brilliant places to eat and with such a wide array of pubs and restaurants at every corner, supporting local producers, businesses and chefs is so easy. 

With Discover Rutland Food and Drink Week just a few months away, we’ve decided to put together a handy list of places currently with specialty days and nights on offer whether that be Pizza Wednesdays or Thali Sundays to help you enjoy the plethora of cuisines here in Rutland, England’s Smallest County.

‘Mindfulness’ has become a buzzword lately – and for good reason. After the challenges of the last couple of years, lots of us have realised the importance of looking after our mental health. And while stress awareness month might be over, mindfulness can play a big part in maintaining physical and emotional wellbeing all year round and Rutland is the perfect place to put it into practice.


Cycling is something that the British do exceptionally well and here in Rutland we can offer you some of the best cycling in the country for all the family. Plan a visit to Rutland, ditch the car and tour our wonderful countryside on two wheels.

There’s lots of choice for family fun in Rutland this February Half Term. Here’s a few suggestions that Mum, Dad, sons, daughters, and even grandparents will enjoy…

Britain’s largest ‘Sea Dragon’ discovered in UK’s smallest county: The 180-million-year-old ichthyosaur, nicknamed ‘The Rutland Sea Dragon’, discovered at Rutland Water, featured on BBC’s Digging for Britain in January 2022.

We’re always talking about how much there is to discover in Rutland on a break here, but there is clearly as much to be discovered beneath the county, not only has Rutland recently announced the findings of a rare Roman Mosaic, we can now reveal the discovery of the fossilised remains of Britain’s largest ichthyosaur, colloquially known as a ‘Sea Dragon’, at around 10 meters in length.

As we wave goodbye to 2021, many of you will be planning your 2022 New Year’s resolutions… The most popular resolutions for 2021 were exercising more and improving fitness (according to a Discover Happy Habits survey), and 2022 is expected to mirror these. So take a moment to read our top tips for staying ‘fit for life’ during your Winter visit to Rutland.

Rutland is one of the best destinations in Great Britain if you love to walk, run, cycle or sail. Just turn up – there are bikes to hire (including tandems and bikes with buggies that toddlers will love), sailing and watersports courses with wetsuit hire available and miles and miles of stunning scenery to walk, run or amble in.

We’ve been telling people for a long time that Rutland has ‘much in little’ and now there’s more proof, with an internationally significant discovery made here. A rare Roman mosaic – the first of its kind in the UK – has been found in the county. After being studied in secret to keep it safe, the discovery was announced on Thursday 25 November 2021 and designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.