Rutland Attractions leafet


Rutland Attractions leafet
Rutland Water
Habitat Creation
Scheme reserves
Anglian Water
Bird Watching Centre
Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton,
Oakham, Rutland LE15 8BT
01572 770651 [email protected]
Find out all about the birds and wildlife found at the
reservoir. There are a number of hides, a Visitor Centre and shop.
Open 7 days a week.
Lyndon Visitor Centre
& Nature Reserve
Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Lyndon Hill,
Oakham, Rutland LE15 8TU
01572 737378 [email protected]
The welcoming centre features a ‘weather and wildlife’ exhibition as well as a
live camera feed to the Osprey nests (in season).
Open 7 days a week summer months. Weekends only Oct - Mar.
Normanton Church Museum
Normanton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8RP
01780 686800 [email protected]
Visit Rutland’s most famous and photographed
landmark – this beautiful building has a fascinating
history, being saved from demolition.
Open April – October.
Rutland Belle
Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water, Whitwell,
Oakham, Rutland LE15 8BL
01572 787630 [email protected]
Take a cruise on the Rutland Belle, which sets sail from
Whitwell Harbour daily throughout the summer months. Open April – October.
Rutland Cycling
Whitwell Park, Bull Brigg Lane,
Whitwell, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8BL
01780 460705 [email protected]
Hire a bike and explore the tracks around the reservoir
– there are bikes to suit adults and children plus a well
stocked shop selling clothing, bikes and accessories.
Open 7 days a week year round (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day).
Rutland Water Fly Fishing Adventures
Rutland Watersports
Barnsdale, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AB
01572 722422
[email protected]
Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Oakham,
Rutland LE15 8BL
01780 460154 [email protected]
Rutland Watersports is situated on the north shore
and offers tuition to RYA standards in a range of
sports including windsurfing, sailing and canoeing.
Open 7 days a week during summer months. Closed Tues & Weds in winter.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day.
Learn to fly fish or improve your technique on Rutland
Water with your host Rob, a GAIA Level 2 coach for trout and salmon.
Suitable for all. Open April – November.
Rutland Water Fly Fishing
The Old Post Office, 18 King Edwards Way,
Edith Weston, Rutland, LE15 8EZ
01780 722466 [email protected]
Providing tuition and guiding services to new and
experienced anglers wishing to learn fly fishing or to increase their casting or fishing
skills on still waters and rivers. Open April – November.
Rutland Water
Tourist Information Centre
Sykes Lane, Empingham,
Oakham, Rutland LE15 8PX
01780 686800 [email protected]
Visit the Tourist Infor mation Centre for accommodation bookings, event information and general visitor
information. Open Feb – December.
The Rockblok
Whitwell Park, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Oakham,
Rutland LE15 8BL
01780 460060 [email protected]
Rutland Sailing Club & School
For a challenging and exciting experience, try The
Rockblok, Rutland’s premier outdoor adventure centre.
Open 7 days a week all year except closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day.
Shops and Markets
Rutland 8 Yachts
Edith Weston, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8HJ
07890 421282
[email protected]
Delivering unforgettable sailing experiences, explore
Rutland Water, one of Europe's great lakes and enjoy the tranquillity, spectacular
views and wildlife whilst helping to sail the yacht. Each yacht carries up to five
crew members, experience not required.
Rutland Water Fishing Lodge
Edith Weston, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8HD
01780 686441 [email protected]
Visit the Fishing Lodge for boat hire, tuition and tackle
from experienced, friendly instructors.
Everyone is welcome to have a go at this fun activity.
Open 7 days from April to November.
Call for opening times off season.
Gibbet Lane, Edith Weston, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8HJ
01780 721999 [email protected]
Oakham – weekly market every Wednesday and Saturday. Farmers’ Market 3rd
Saturday of every month.
Uppingham – weekly market every Friday. Farmers’ Market 1st Saturday of
every month.
Stamford – weekly market every Friday and Saturday. Farmers’ Market every
other Friday.
Melton – weekly market every Tuesday and Friday.
Other titles in this series
Rutland County Map & Key
Discover Rutland’s Family Attractions
Oakham Castle
Market Place, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6DX.
01572 758440 [email protected]
One of the finest examples of late Norman domestic
architecture in England, famed for its collection of
over 200 horseshoes. Closed Sundays, Mondays &
Bank Hols. Free entry.
Discover the Great Outdoors in Rutland
Eyebrook Reservoir
Great Easton Road, Caledecott, Leicestershire LE16 8RP
01536 772930 [email protected]
The Avenue, Exton, Rutland LE15 8AH.
01572 813200 [email protected]
Built by one of televisions best loved t.v gardeners,
Geoff Hamilton, the gardens are now open to the public
and feature a tea room and nursery onsite.
Open 363 days a year.
Tolethorpe Hall
Little Casterton, Stamford PE9 4BH.
01780 756133 [email protected]
A fantastic place to enjoy wonderful theatre in an open
air environment. Performances change annually, for
2011 they include Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale and Pride & Prejudice.
Open from June to end of August.
Grimsthorpe Castle
Ashwell Road, Cottesmore, Rutland LE15 7BX.
01572 813203
[email protected]
Find out about Rutland’s industrial heritage, view a
range of steam and diesel locomotives, wagons and
machinery and enjoy a snack at the onsite tearoom.
Open Sun, Tue & Thu only.
Clipsham, Oakham, Rutland. 01780 444920
Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue is over 200 years old, consisting of over 150 clipped
Yew trees in all manner of unusual shapes. Free entry all year.
Oakham Signal Box
Melton Road, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6DX
Take a look at Oakham’s famous railway signal box, used by Airfix as the template
for their models. Now a grade II listed building. Not open to public.
Blue Coat Lane, Lyddington, Rutland LE15 9LZ.
01572 822438 [email protected]
Seaton Viaduct
Discover Family Attractions nearby
Seaton, Rutland
Built in 1876, this magnificent railway viaduct is three quarters of a mile long and
has 82 arches spanning 40ft each. The viaduct can be seen from far and wide
and is a special sight to behold.
Twinlakes Park
Discover the Great Outdoors nearby
Melton Spinney Road, Melton Road, Leicestershire LE14 4SB.
01664 567777 [email protected]
Rockingham Forest
National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS. 0116 261 0261 [email protected]
Bosworth Battlefield
Sutton Cheney, Nr Market Bosworth, Nuneaton Leicestershire CV13 0AD.
01455 290429 [email protected]
Front cover image: Barnsdale Gardens
Satnav users - NN17 3BB. 9 miles NE of Corby, 6
miles SW of Stamford
01780 444920 [email protected]
Wakerley Great Wood & Fineshade Wood offers great
walking and cycling tracks, with activities and events
throughout the year. There is a café, RSPB shop and
playground on the site which focuses on renewable energy.
Grimsthorpe, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 0LY.
01778 591205
A great estate to explore, with magnificent Castle fit
for King Henry VIII containing a fine collection of
paintings, furniture, tapestries and objects d'art, plus
parkland, gardens and cycle routes. Open Easter to September
Rockingham Castle
Rocks by Rail: The Living Ironstone Museum
Burghley House
Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY. 01780 752451
One of the largest and grandest houses of the first
Elizabethan Age, with many fine rooms to explore,
plus the Orangery cafe, Gardens of Surprise and
historic parkland to enjoy. Open March to October.
Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue
Lyddington Bede House
Easton, Grantham, NG33 5AP.
01476 530063 [email protected]
Discover Historical Buildings nearby
Rutland Falconry & Owl Centre
Burley Bushes, Exton Lane,
Exton, Rutland LE15 7TA.
07778 152814 [email protected]
Set in 42 acres of woodland, the Falconry centre is
home to falcons, buzzards, hawks, owls and more,
and it promises to educate and inspire visitors.
Open 7 days a week all year.
Wingwell, 5 Top Street, Wing, Rutland LE15 8SE.
01572 737727 [email protected]
A unique showcase of high quality, contemporary art
works in a variety of media by nationally established
artists. Open selected days from June – August.
Barnsdale Gardens
Rutland County Museum & Visitor Centre
Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HW.
01572 758440 [email protected]
The perfect introduction to the history of Rutland,
featuring a range of exhibits and seasonal exhibitions
as well as information on Rutland Water. Closed
Sundays, Mondays & Bank Hols. Free entry.
Art de Jardin
Easton Walled Gardens
Rockingham Castle Estate, Rockingham, Mkt
Harborough LE16 8TH. 01536 770240
This remarkable castle, built on the instruction of
William the Conqueror, is still owned by the family
that lived there 450 years ago. There are many
rooms to explore, plus a restaurant and lovely gardens offering magnificent
views. Open Easter to September.
Belton House
Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LS. 01476 566116
Belvoir Castle
Grantham Lincolnshire NG32 1PE. 01476 871002
Boughton House
Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 1BJ. 01536 515731
Deene Park
Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 3EW. 01780 450278
Kirby Hall
Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 3EN. 01536 203230
Peterborough Cathedral
Minster Precincts, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 1XS. 01733 355300

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