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Things to do and places to see Rutland Water area.

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Where is Rutland?

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Directions to Rutland

Rutland benefits from a central location in the heart of England, which makes accessing the county very easy. It is well served by major A-roads and lies a convenient distance from major motorways. Click here to view Rutland on Google Maps.

By Road

If you are travelling by car, Rutland lies just off the A1, roughly half way between London and York. The A47 from Leicester to Peterborough also passes through the county.

  • London to Oakham is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes drive
  • Stamford to Oakham is approximately 25 minutes drive
  • Peterborough to Oakham is approximately 45 minutes drive

By Rail

Oakham, the main county town of Rutland, has its own railway station providing visitors with excellent rail connections to the rest of the country. Rail services are run by East Midlands Trains. Connections to Oakham are available from Peterborough, Leicester, Nottingham and beyond. Please check operator website for further information on prices and travel times.

By Sea

Rutland is an inland county, and therefore travelling times from UK ports to the county may take longer than other methods of travel. The closest seaport is Harwich, which is approximately a 2 hrs 45 minute drive away. From Dover approximately 3 hours.

By Air

Ryanair and Easyjet budget airlines fly from all three airports, although Luton Airport for Ryanair is restricted to peak season holiday times. Other airlines operate from these airports too.

  • East Midlands Airport - approximately 50 minutes.
  • Luton airport - approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Stansted Airport - 1 hour 45 minutes.

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