f you’re thinking about where to stay for a rural break in 2022, look no further!
Rutland provides one of the best places to visit in the UK, as we’re centrally located in the East Midlands, just 100 miles from both London and York, an ideal destination to holiday with family and friends scattered around the UK. With attractions for all interests, from Aqua Park to Barnsdale Gardens, there’s something for everyone!
For those in the know, this rural haven is considered The County of Good Taste, and Rutland certainly has all the ingredients to make your next getaway one to remember; breath taking scenery, quaint historic market towns full of interesting indie shops, world-class eateries including cosy traditional pubs and award-winning attractions such as the internationally renowned Rutland Water Nature Reserve.
As well as being passionate about quality local food and drink, Rutland also offers the perfect mindfulness escape. With activities to keep body and brains active – set yourself a sporting challenge with Pacesetter Events, try your hand at fly-fishing, golf, water sports or how about a BBQ cookery course? Alternatively, take the chance to slow down and get back to nature in our wonderful woods, wetlands, and countryside walks.
With Rutland Water at the heart of the county’s activities, and market towns offer history and hidden treasures; Oakham is home to a pint-sized castle, and Uppingham renowned for antique shops and art galleries and nearby Stamford– each town has a heritage trail bursting with curiosities!
If you enjoy spending a day meandering around Garden Centres and shops, then Rutland can keep you busy for weeks! With a selection of independent Garden Centres to choose from (each offering a fantastic tea room!), enjoy perusing the plants alongside an extensive collection of homeware, gifts and clothing.
Rutland has so much to offer that you’ll wonder how we fit it all in. After all, our county motto is ‘Multum in Parvo’ (Much in Little).
2022 Event Highlights: Save the date!
March 20th: Rutland Food & Drink Festival at Oakham Castle
April 2nd: Rutland Spring Half Marathon at Rutland Water
April 14th-18th: Craftfest 2022 at Grainstore Brewery
June 1st-5th: 10th Annual Rutland Cider and Sausage Festival at Grainstore Brewery
June 2nd-5th: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend, county wide
June 4th: The Jubilee Rutland County Show at Rutland Showground
June 23rd-26th: Rutland CAMRA Beer Festival at Rutland County Museum
July 1st-3rd: Rutland Music Festival at Rutland Showground
July 15th-17th: Global Birdfair at Rutland Showground
August 25th-29th: 22nd Annual Rutland Beer Festival at Grainstore Brewery
September 1st-4th: Burghley Horse Trials at Burghley House
September 11th: Vitruvian Triathlon at Rutland Water
September 18th: Rutland Day Celebration & Food Festival at Oakham Castle