The smallest of all the counties in England, Rutland has tourism offering centred around the main towns of Uppingham and Oakham, together with Rutland Water – a large reservoir popular with birdwatchers and leisure seekers alike.

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Rutland Overview

Welcome to Rutland

Rutland is a landlocked county in the East Midlands, bordered by Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and is the smallest historic county in England – just 18 miles long and 17 miles wide at its largest points.

Rutland has a population of just under 40,000 people and only two towns, Uppingham and the county town of Oakham.

Rutland is home to four rivers – Eye Brook, River Chater, River Welland and River Gwash – dammed in the 1970’s to create Rutland Water to enable East Anglia to have access to sufficient water.

Getting There

Rutland’s location means it is easily accessible from the road network, with the A1 running through the county, making it accessible for large parts of the UK.

Businesses in Rutland

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A Little Bit Of Rough

Uppingham, Oakham, Rutland , LE15

Normanton Church Museum

Normanton South Shore, Rutland Water, Rutland, LE15 8RP


Rockblok, Whitwell Leisure Park, Whitwell, Rutland, LE15 8BL