Enjoy shopping amongst honey-coloured buildings, steeped in history, in a distinctly charming English market town.

A wealth of history and a host of excellent shops can be found in Rutland’s most acclaimed market town, Uppingham – the town’s weekly market is held on a Friday, but there’s a great town atmosphere everyday! Follow the Uppingham Heritage Trail to discover the hidden stories.

Uppingham is blessed with a range of speciality shops and traditional retailers, many of whom are still family owned and run. For browsing around antiques shops, Uppingham hits the mark perfectly allowing you to meander around the town for hours, finding hidden gems around every corner. Antiques waiting to be discovered in Uppingham include glass, china, cutlery, silver, jewellery, maps, furniture, mirrors, coins and many more objects d’art.

Art is very important to Uppingham with a number of art galleries displaying work from acclaimed artists from around the world as well as introducing visitors to a plethora of talented local artists. Peter Barker Fine Art is a great example of this, and the internationally renowned Goldmark Gallery is certainly not to be missed. The Rutland Gallery exhibits both established and emerging contemporary artists.

Uppingham has been a functioning market town since the 14th century. It has the only fatstock show still to be held in temporary penning in a traditional market town, with farmers bringing their livestock just prior to Christmas to enter them into many judging categories.

Uppingham School has been providing education locally since 1584 and is considered one of Britain’s best schools for music as well as housing one of the largest private theatres in the country. Uppingham School was founded by Robert Johnson, the Archdeacon of Leicester, who also established Oakham School.

Traditional country inns, stylish restaurants and cosy English tea rooms are dotted around Uppingham all vying to tempt your taste buds! Just outside of the town you can find Welland Vale Garden Centre, Rutland’s best kept secret! Whilst offering sound advice on all things plants, the Garden Centre also offers a wide range of scrumptious cakes and treats, breakfasts and lunches,  Afternoon teas and Sunday roasts at The Orchard Cafe.

Love Uppingham is a website dedicated to this beautiful Rutland Market Town, celebrating it’s vibrant community and array of shops, events and places to eat

For food and accommodation in the town itself see: The Falcon Hotel, The Lake Isle, The Crown and Uppingham Self Catering.