Accommodation and travel ideas in Rutland
Rutland is England's smallest county, having been separated in Unitary Authority status from Leicestershire in 1997. The county has two historic market towns, Oakham and Uppingham, and numerous villages in a rolling, rural landscape. Rutland is bounded by Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Northamptonshire and is only 18miles by 17 miles wide at its largest. Rutland Water in the centre of the county is an important nature reserve whilst the older cottages are built out of distinctive limestone or ironstone.
Historic places to visit in Rutland
Rutland is proud of its heritage as a separate county and yet only has two towns: the county town of Oakham and the market town of Uppingham. Having said that, apart from these and Rutland Water, there are also castles, historic houses, gardens and museums throughout the county with many pretty villages scattered across the county.
Historic Rutland bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) and hotel accommodation in Rutland
The more historic hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation tends to be towards the centre of the older towns. For those that prefer quieter rural locations then there are many hotels, pubs and B&Bs in the smaller towns and villages throughout the area.