Fineshade Wood is a fantastic day out for families and wildlife lovers alike. There are lots of places to explore, cycle round and play in.
The Castle is the centrepiece of the estate. It is a large quadrangular house with a central courtyard.
Price from £5.50
Rutland County Museum, located on Catmos Street in Oakham, is the perfect introduction to the smallest county in England.
Price from £0
Rocks by Rail – formerly know as Rutland Railway Musuem, is situated 4 miles from Oakham and tells the local story of how private railways were used in the local ironstone extraction industry to move the extracted stone on the first part of its journey to the distant steelworks. It takes visitors back to the days before mass road transport when most minerals were was carried by rail and quarries had their own rail system.
Price from £4
Overlooking Rutland Water and the undulating hills of Englands smallest county, this former 17th Century farmhouse adjacent to the estate of the Earl of Gainsborough, is an idyllic retreat for anyone wishing to escape.
Price from £85
Originally created by Geoff Hamilton for the Gardeners’ World TV show, Barnsdale is home to 38 pocket-sized, themed garden ‘rooms’, built in his trademark, practical style, and full of inspiration for garden-lovers of all ages. Go for great ideas for your own outside spaces or simply have fun exploring- there magical hidden corners, ponds full of tadpoles and newts, and an allotment with chickens and giant organically grown veg.
Price from £4.50
Rutland Retreats brings you a rare chance to stay in contemporary and stylish self catering accommodation close to Rutland Water, with a host of activities on your doorstep.
The Retreats are a collection of two and three bedroom environmentally friendly buildings with sedum roofs, open-plan living spaces and fully-fitted kitchens, set in a beautiful, idyllic, natural countryside surrounding.
Ideal for families, each Retreat comprises a master bedroom and one or two additional bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, double wardrobe and French doors opening onto the garden.
Price from £360
Fineshade Wood, Fineshade, Nr Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3, United Kingdom
Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens
Grimsthorpe, Nr Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 0LY, United Kingdom
Rutland County Museum
Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP, United Kingdom
Rocks by Rail: The Living Ironstone Museum
Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines Sidings, Ashwell Road, Cottesmore, Rutland, LE15 7FF, United Kingdom
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel
Barnsdale Avenue (adj), Oakham LE15 8AB, UK
The Avenue, Exto, Oakham, RUTLAND, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom
The Avenue, arnsdale, Exto, Rutland, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom