Groups

Bring your club, organisation, group or gathering to Rutland for a friendly welcome and a fabulously interesting visit!

Located off the A1 in the East Midlands, Rutland is a perfect central location – 100 miles from both London and York! We have some great events and tons of advice for you to get the most out of your stay: superb accommodation, cosy inns and award winning restaurants, historic castles and country homes, a fabulous selection of conference and business facilities and a whole host of ideas for sightseeing.

Leisure Groups

Special interest groups will discover that there are plenty of exciting reasons to visit Rutland. Garden enthusiasts will probably already know that the famous Barnsdale Gardens is located here but there are also lots of other specialist garden centres and beautiful landscapes to admire.

  • Indulge your passion for antiques and collectables with a fascinating array of shops and galleries in the pretty market towns of Oakham and Uppingham.
  • Spend a sporty weekend on Rutland Water trying out watersports under the careful eye of professional instructors.
  • Immerse yourself in our rich heritage and learn about the wonderfully preserved historic buildings here.

Browse our Discover Rutland website to uncover the huge number of expertly lead talks, workshops and activities throughout the year. Or see our Rutland Group Travel suggestions pdf here.

The market towns of Uppingham and Oakham make ideal places for coach parties to stretch their legs. There are plenty of interesting and unusual places to visit with a large number of historic buildings and attractions easily accessible to groups of varying sizes.

Uppingham coach set down point is North Street East, LE15 9QL
There is no designated coach parking unfortunately, however the laybys on Leicester Road, driving West on A47 are often used for this.

Oakham coach set down point is High Stree, opposite the Market Place, LE15 6AN
Free coach parking is available in the Kilburn Road car park, LE15 6QL

Outside of the towns, your group can enjoy time at a number of attractions, many offering the perfect opportunity to purchase gifts and souvenirs;
Barnsdale Gardens
Gates Garden Centre
Rutland Water Nature Reserve
Rutland Water which has 4 main car parks – The Rutland Belle docks at both Whitwell and Normanton Church

There’s a heady choice of stunning hotels which can cater superbly for your group. Or alternatively you may prefer to book a couple of holiday cottages or stay at one of our many family-run B&Bs.

For further advice on planning a group visit to Rutland, please contact the [email protected]
For Rutland Water specific enquiries please contact their visitor centre at Sykes Lane Empingham on 01780 686800 or email [email protected]


Business Groups & Conferences

Rutland is a beautiful and interesting location to hold your conference, seminar or team-building activity and is situated in a tranquil rural location with easy access from main A roads and motorways. With fast rail links and a host of exceptional venues and hotels, all fully equipped with modern conferencing facilities, training rooms and catering facilities tailored to suit your needs, Rutland is a perfect place to bring your business, relax and enjoy our hospitality!

Barnsdale Hall Hotel has 66 bedrooms
Barnsdale Lodge has 44 bedrooms
Redwings Lodge has 40 bedrooms
Greetham Valley Hotel has 35 bedrooms
Normanton Park Hotel has 30 bedrooms
The Falcon Hotel has 25 bedrooms
Wisteria Hotel has 25 bedrooms
Whipper-in has 24 bedrooms
Hambleton Hall has 17 bedrooms