Rutland Tourist Guide

Imagine the beauty Rutland County can offer

Bounded by Leicestershire and Lincolnshire on the west and on the east respectively, and by Peterborough and Northampton shire on the south, Rutland remains to be a county to behold for the pleasures it brings to its tourists.

It is well known as the smallest English county in the whole of England, and holds one of the least populations in the country. Rutland has a superb story to tell behind the limestone and ironstone houses that its inhabitants built.

This county is rich in iron supply and wheat products. They have other harvest that includes many kinds of fruits and vegetables. At present the people of Rutland are involved in hunting, forestry, and construction. Many residents are also engaged in tillage and pasturage at the county’s rolling terrain and rural upland.

A special feature of this county is the Rutland waters located at the center. It is a reservoir that serves homes to thousands of underwater creatures. It also serves as a leisure place for the local residents and travelers. An interesting activity to do along Rutland waters is to have a county sight seeing adventure while on the Rutland Belle pleasure boat.

Even if it has a small land area, the county is home to marvelous places that make every tourist exclaim with satisfaction. One of these places is the Oakham, a major town at Rutland, and a spot where the ancient Norman Castle is located. This stronghold is considered as one of the world’s finest architectural design because of the Romanesque details it contains. In addition, one can also find hundreds of horseshoe at Oakham. Acquiring such number of horseshoes is due to this county’s custom of paying a penalty in a form of a horseshoe.

Another interesting location at Rutland is the village of Great Casterton. It is where a church dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul can be found. The Stoke Dry village is also one of the interesting sites despite of its quiet community living. It is where the medieval church of Saint Andrew and the Eyebrook Reservoir are situated.

Uppingham can also be found at Rutland, and it is famous for its Uppingham School, which is notable to have one of the largest playing fields. Moreover, there are markets and workhouses located in this area.

In addition to these places, there are more villages and attention-grabbing spots to stopover at Rutland. These include Barleythorpe, Caldecott, Glaston, Hambleton, North Luffemham, Lyndon, Preston, Seaton and Whissendine.

There are also museums and historic houses available for tourists to explore. Some of there are the Rutland County Museum, Clipsham Hall, Tolethorpe Hall and the Lyddington Bede House.

Some of the noteworthy traditions that people from this county perform are Rush Bearing and Rush Strewing on the eve of St. Peter’s day and Letting of Banks or pasture lands in the month of March.

Undeniably, the Rutland County has its own beauty to offer to the world. This small county is rich in culture and tourist destinations. There are more to enjoy when at Rutland, especially in terms of its people, places, activities, customs, food, music and lifestyle. Backpacking to this place will surely be one exhilarating experience.