Owning the titles of England’s smallest and most rural county, Rutland is one of the best kept secrets of the English countryside, with Uppingham one of the jewels in Rutland’s crown. But there is lots more to discover throughout the rest of the county, and nothing is very far away, so you can pack a lot into your visit.
The county town of Oakham only 6 miles from Uppingham, and Rutland Water Nature Reserve lies in between the two, and the rest of Rutland water spreads East, offering a huge variety of activities to choose from – be it Birdwatching, fishing, water sports or cycling. There is also an inland beach and Aqua Park in the summer season, and picturesque picnic spots galore (with the obligatory pub and ice cream kiosks handily dotted around!).
The whole county is excellent for cyclists and walkers with beautiful scenic routes going all around and crisscrossing the county. And the plethora of superb village pubs and country house restaurants have secured Rutland as being labelled as The County of Good Taste.