Our links for your interest
You will find out more information about the area and also some links to various places of interest.
- A Gardening Year at Hill Top Farm
- Barnsdale Gardens
Created by Geoff Hamilton for BBC Gardeners' World, Barnsdale Gardens, in Rutland, is Britain's largest collection of individually designed gardens.
- Bed and Breakfasts UK Wide Site
Bed and Breakfasts UK Wide Site
- Belton House, Grantham
National Trust. 17th-century country house with magnificent interiors, beautiful gardens and extensive parkland
- Belvoir Castle
WELCOME TO BELVOIR We very much hope you will come and visit us and enjoy a wonderful day out at Belvoir Castle. Our hilltop setting commands stunning views over the Vale of Belvoir and with glorious gardens and fascinating magical castle to explore, there’s something for everyone at our family home.
- Bird Fair, Rutland Water, during August
Described as the birdwatcher's Glastonbury, Birdfair encompasses the whole spectrum of the birdwatching industry whilst at the same time supporting global bird conservation. This is the event of the year if you're into birds and wildlife. There are hundreds of stands selling the latest products for wildlife enthusiasts. You'll find everything, from scopes to sculptures, binoculars to bird food, eGuides to eco-holidays!
- Burghley Horse Trials, Stamford, Lincs
The premier autumn 3 day event held near Stamford in Lincolnshire first week in September
- Burghley House, Stamford
Burghley, the largest and grandest house of the first Elizabethan age, open to the public.
- CLA Game Fair
Explore the very best that the British countryside has to offer including a host of features, new competitions, and plenty to get involved in from shooting to shopping, fishing to real food, dogs, horses, gardens and much much more! Discover why there’s something for everyone at the world’s largest game fair, all under one sky.
- Cox & Lamb of Rutland
Antique Restorers and Cabinet Makers based in Oakham, Rutland We have used their workshop which is based in Pillings Road, Oakham, Rutland. The company is run by James Lamb, and Joe Cox. They share all the running costs which enables them to keep their prices extremely competitive. They have been making and restoring furniture for a combined total of 30 years. Their service and workmanship is excellent.
- Dick's Cottage, Cottesmore
A beautiful thatched grade two listed building in the heart of the village that sleeps 8 people, the cottage has been refurbished throughout to the highest of standards & would make an ideal place to stay if visiting the area for walking, fishing, birdwatching, cycling or just for a break away on your own or with the family.
- Eyebrook Reservoir, Rutland
The Eyebrook Resevoir was originally used to supply water for the Stewart and Lloyds Corby steel works. It is now well known for the quality of fly fishing and bird watching.
- East of England Smithfield Festival
Thursday 5th December – Friday 6th December
Taylor and Baines Interiors supply Jane Cross Curtains with the fabric used in Hill Top Farm house.
- Great Central Railway
- Grimsthorpe Castle
Grimsthorpe Castle Festival of Running 2nd August.
The grandest stately home in Lincolnshire can be found four miles north west of Bourne. Grimsthorpe Castle dates back to the 12th century Grimsthorpe is a historic house, park and garden open in the summer for adults and children to enjoy the countryside, nature and history. The castle and grounds are open from April to September on selected days. Grimsthorpe Castle is a member of HIDDEN ENGLAND.Visit the Hidden England website to find out more about visiting the houses and attractions that await you next year.
- HIDDEN ENGLAND
A treasure trove of great family days out and activities, combined with some of England's most stunning heritage sites. Set in England's historic heart, each of our five historic houses is unique and together they offer a thousand years of living history. All are within an hour's drive of one another with picturesque towns, delightful villages and magnificent countryside in between. Close to the A1 and easy to reach from London, the North and the East and West Midlands, Hidden England is easy to get to and a joy to explore. All of the Hidden England houses welcome group visits and offer special admission rates and facilities. So whether you're a thrill seeker, or fancy exploring our historic houses, we hope to see you soon... with a big grin on your face!
- Horse Riding - Toll Rides Off-Road Trust
Toll Rides (Off-Road) Trust – formerly South Eastern Toll Rides was established in 1990 by Dora Pilkington and some other like-minded riders, who were concerned at the growing amount of traffic on their local roads. Their approach to local farmers, with the help and encouragement of the NFU, the Country Landowners Association and East Anglian Farm Rides, led to the first toll ride being opened on agreed tracks and headlands.
- Launde Farm Cottages
Launde Farm Cottages is a unique bed and breakfast set in the stunning Leicestershire countryside just a stones throw from the historical Launde Abbey. The bed and breakfast comprises of two self contained cottages set to the rear of the beautiful Hill Farm,Launde. Pippa Owen welcomes you to their working farm, the perfect location for exploring the local area, walking or riding in an idyllic rural setting.
- Linking the Environment and Farming
- Local towns guide
Charlie's Guide is a unique town map designed to help shoppers seek out the hidden treasures that still exist in the towns of Great Britain, whilst supporting independent retailers
- Melton Mowbray
Melton Mowbray is located in the heart of the East Midlands in the county of Leicestershire. Well known for its world famous Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese.
- National Hedgelaying Championship
TBC October 2016
- Nene Valley Railway
- Oakham Festival held mid summer
- Paths for Communities
Paths for Communities is a funding scheme set up to develop and enhance the network of Public Rights of Way (PROW) in England in order to deliver benefits to rural areas. Local community partnerships are eligible to bid to Natural England for funds. The aim of P4C is to encourage and support local communities to work with land owners to make improvements to the network of Public Rights of Way. In all cases P4C projects must include some element of new Public Right of Way creation. In most cases projects will include an element of new Bridleway creation but projects that include Footpath creation alone will also be considered where community and economic benefit can be demonstrated.
- Photography by Andrew Pennill
Andrew is an award winning photographer and regional winner of the Country Landowner Photographer of the Year. See also his other website: www.andrewpennill.phanfare.com
- Ride Welland
Plan a riding holiday, day ride or find somewhere new to hack! Download Routes for free and check out Places to Eat and Stay with your horse. Our Equestrian Service directory lists essential services such as farriers and vets. No horse? Search our database of Equestrian Centres who can offer lessons, hacks and holidays.
- Rockingham Castle
Rockingham Castle International Dog Agility Festival Friday 9th August, 2013.
This castle, built by William the Conquerer, has been home to the Watson family for around 500 years.
- Rockingham Speedway
The international motorsport venue is the first purpose built race track in the UK since Brooklands in 1907 and has transformed the industrial wasteland left by the British steel works into an asset that the people of Corby and Northamptonshire are justly proud of. Rockingham is Europe’s fastest banked oval racing circuit, with the unbeaten lap record for the 1.5 mile oval set at 24.719 seconds by Tony Kanaan in his Ford/Lola Champ Car on 22nd September, 2001 - an average speed of 215.397mph! Rockingham offers multiple in-field circuit configurations, featuring hairpins, straights and chicanes with ample passing and run-off areas.
- Rocks by Rail, Rutland
- Rutland County
For news and information about what's on in the county
- Rutland info from Discover Rutland
The official tourism website for the county - about Rutland its history, heritage plus places to stay and visit.
- Rutland Polo Club
Listing of club fixtures and details of the facilities of this local polo club.
- Rutland Sailing Club
Rutland Water is one of the largest man-made stretches of water in Europe, as big as Windermere and set in some of Britain's loveliest countryside. The beauty of Rutland can be seen at its best from a boat! Conditions are similar to estuary sailing, but without the tides - over 3000 acres (1215 hectares) of sheltered water.
- Rutland Water
The British Birdwatching Fair 2013 - 16th - 18th August, Rutland Water, Egleton, Rutland. www.birdfair.org.uk/
This internationally famous nature reserve is managed in partnership with Anglian Water and the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 20,000 waterfowl. It is a site of special scientific interest, is designated as a European Special Protection Area and internationally recognised as a globally important wetland RAMSAR site.
- Rutland Water Events
Boating, Cycling, Fishing, Walking
- Shakespeare Theatre, Stamford
The Stamford Shakespeare Company present an annual season of plays in June, July and August at Tolethorpe Hall
Explore our beautifully preserved English stone town, historic buildings and churches, fine hotels, friendly guesthouses.
- The Bed and Breakfast Directory
The Bed & Breakfast Directory offers easy access, further information and contact details for Bed and Breakfast accommodation around the world.
- The East of England Agricultural Society
Autumn Show & Kids Country Day Sunday 13th October
This link takes you to a recording of the beautiful Aurora Borealis filmed by TSO Photography. The video was filmed over the space of one week in and around the Kirkenes and Pas National Park, bordering Russia.