This Valentine’s Day is going to be different, with restaurants, pubs and cafés still closed across Rutland. However, several of our members are giving you the opportunity to bring “The county of good taste” home, with their Valentine’s Day takeaways.

Rutland’s long history has been entwined with horses for as long as anyone can remember; you only have to see the number of decorative horseshoes that adorn the walls of the medieval Oakham Castle to know that the two are inextricably linked.

Ever wondered where your favourite pub, restaurant or hotel got its name? Or how the street names came into being? What about some of those strange sounding village names? Read on to discover the stories behind some of Rutland’s place names. Let’s start with ‘Rutland’… 

With just one month to go, Discover Rutland is encouraging those of us lucky enough to call Rutland home to support our members this Christmas and buy presents and gifts locally and for those who live further afield, there are many vouchers, experiences and products that can be delivered.

Granted, this Christmas will feel different, but we can still make it a very special occasion.

International viewers of The Crown on Netflix have been happily bingeing Season 4 during lockdown and have been wondering where it is filmed? Many a sharp eye may have spotted some of the stunning interiors of Burghley House.