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Things to do and places to see Rutland Water area.

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About Rutland

Multum in ParvoMultum in Parvo is the county motto which means 'Much in Little' and that is exactly what Rutland has to offer as a choice for either a weekend break or time away with friends or family.

Rutland, being just 20 miles across, may be the smallest county in England but it's packed with many of things of interest for you to do. With its two bustling market towns, Oakham and Uppingham, and more than forty picturesque villages of thatched stone-built cottages, restaurants, drinking holes, historical buildings and of course the man made lake of Rutland Water.

There's so much to see in Rutland it's hard to know where to start. Rutland's main town of Oakham, mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, lays claim to England's smallest man, Jeffrey Hudson.

It's castle, a fortified Norman manor house, with a collection of horse shoes gathered from visiting nobility including members of the Royal family, makes an ideal starting point for your visit.

The beautiful Barnsdale Gardens of the BBC’s Jeff Hamilton is a must for keen gardeners. Clustered around Oakham is the Market Place, Butter Cross and Stocks and numerous small shops selling a wide range of high-class goods. Uppingham has many antique and antiquarian bookshops, art galleries, quaint tea shops, quality restaurants, gift shops and is the home of the famous Uppingham school.

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