Top things to do in Rutland

Nature Reserve in Rutland

Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Near Oakham, the Rutland Water Nature Reserve has 31 hides throughout the reserve and a viewing section upstairs in the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, which has an exhibition on the area's abundant birdlife, inc…
Gastropub in Rutland

Mill Street Pub & Kitchen

On Oakham's main shopping street, this handsome pub's dining spaces span a vaulted brick cellar, a glass conservatory and a sun-drenched terrace. Menu highlights include ham-hock and tarragon terrine with house-made…
Deli in Rutland

Otters Fine Foods

A storybook-pretty whitewashed cottage with a thatched roof houses this Oakham deli. Pick up sandwiches, quiches, soups, salads, cheeses, meats, charcuterie and more for a lakeside picnic, or preorder a hamper. If i…
Visitor Centre in Rutland

Lyndon Visitor Centre

On the southern shores of the Rutland Water Nature Reserve, this seasonal visitor centre has a self-guided trail leading to several birdwatching hides. Displays cover ospreys, which breed here; a live feed shows the…
Church in Rutland

Normanton Church

Jutting into the lake, this quaint church is saved from inundation by a limestone barrier wall. Inside are displays on the history of the Rutland reservoir. Many concerts and private events such as weddings take pla…
Nature Centre in Conkers & the National Forest

Conkers

Family-oriented nature centre Conkers has interactive displays, indoor and outdoor playgrounds (the latter includes high and low ropes courses), a viewing tower and boardwalks through the woodlands. It's 20 miles no…