Top Picks:

Hotel Hambleton Hall Hambleton Hall
B and B Coach House Inn Coach House Inn
Self-Catering America Lodge America Lodge
Inn Coach House Inn Coach House Inn

Rutland
National Trust

Related links:

Hotels | B&Bs | Inns | Destinations | Where weve been | Towns

Oakham

BOOK RUTLAND HOTELS

Join in

Send page to a friend

Featured Destination

July 2014: Regency Brighton and Hove

The plurally-named City of Brighton and Hove rather fittingly is a holidays plural - destination. Its modern, historic, cultural, sporting, happening, a seaside resort ...More
More Uk destinations

Rutland Reports

Oakham, Rutland

Review of Oakham by GLENN on April 28th, 2008
Rutland is England's smallest county; it stretches only 18 miles from North to South at its longest point and only 17 miles from East to West at its widest. Being such a small county has meant a fight to preserve its status during Local Government reviews and at times of administration streamlining. In 1974 it officially became part of Leicestershire, following the Local Government Act of 1972. The post office included Rutland in the postal county of Leicestershire in 1974. Locals fought this for many years before finally getting the post office to create a new postal county of Rutland in 2007. The first mention of Rutland as a separate council was in 1159, but as late as the 14th century there are still references to the 'Soke of Rutland', suggesting that it came under the administrative jurisdiction of another county. The seat of the Duke of Rutland is at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, a little to the north of Rutland. Belvoir Castle and the surrounding estate are open to the public; the estate offers a range of outdoor activities. Rutland Water is a large and famous reservoir which is one of the most popular attractions for visitors; with cycling (hire is available), fishing, walking, bird watching, rock climbing and sailing amongst the activities on offer.

Brit Quote:
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see. - Winston Churchill
More Quotes

On this day:
Law passed allowing Jews to serve in parliament - 1858, Great Reform Demo - 1866, Prince Andrew marries Sarah Ferguson - 1986
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages