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The Hollies, Uppingham

"So much to do, so little time . . . "

Rutland and the surrounding area

Uppingham is a gem of a friendly little market town - there's a traditional market in the Square every Friday - with a wealth of unique and interesting shops and galleries. It's a ten minute drive from Oakham, Rutland's county town which boasts a fascinating Castle - and more great independent shops. A 20 minute drive will bring you to Stamford with its stunning architecture - home to many TV period drama shoots including Pride and Prejudice and Middlemarch - and magnificent Burghley House.

We are also only a ten minute drive from the south shore of Rutland Water, Europe's largest manmade lake, where you can sail, fish, take a boat trip on the Rutland Belle or enjoy an unsurpassed variety of birdlife - including the famous ospreys. The British Birdwatching Fair takes place here each August.

Nearby:

  • Rutland Water for sailing, fishing and birdwatching
  • Burghley House and International Horse Trials
  • Rockingham Castle
  • Barnsdale Gardens - original home of BBC's Gardeners World
  • Uppingham, Oakham and Oundle Schools
  • Rockingham Speedway

A Little Further Afield:

  • Leicester and de Montfort Universities
  • Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints Rugby
  • Belvoir Castle
  • Melton Mowbray Food Festival

Not Too Far:

  • Newark Antiques and Collectors Fairs
  • Woolsthorpe Manor - birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton
  • Belton House and International Horse Trials
  • National Space Centre, Leicester