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  1. 1. Also available from Discover Rutland DISCOVER Rutland Make the most of your time in Rutland - visit www.discover-rutland.co.uk and order or download your own copies of these handy local leaflets: Complimentary visitor guide anic | go org utland matters food uce | dining local prod td tdri R u eaearinknkR tla e | out guid out guid e | loca dining l prod uce | food matterstaste of good | go org coun ty nd the anic the coun ty of good tasteOakham Guide ADVERT SPACE Uppingham Guide Food and Drink Guide Attractions in Rutland Guide Oakham Heritage Trail Discover Rutland app will be available in the iTunes App Store early 2013! Contact us: Discover Rutland, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP T: 01572 722577 E: tourism@rutland.gov.uk 2013 2013 discover-rutland.co.uk discover-rutland.co.uk
  2. 2. DISCOVER Contents Rutland Rutland Water ......................................................................................... 4 - 5 Theatre, Heritage & the Arts ........................................................ 28 - 29 Local Information ................................................................................... 6 - 7 Food & Drink ....................................................................................... 30 - 31 Walking & Cycling ............................................................................. 10 - 11 Gardens ................................................................................................. 38 - 39 Fishing & Watersports ..................................................................... 12 - 13 Major Events ....................................................................................... 42 - 43 Wildlife & Nature .............................................................................. 14 - 15 Money Saving Vouchers ................................................................. 45 - 46 England’s most rural county…. Golfing Breaks & Horse Riding .................................................... 16 - 17 Competition ................................................................................................ 47 In the heart of the East Midlands is a county largely unspoilt by the modern era; a place where sleepy villages nestle amongst Oakham ................................................................................................. 18 - 19 Questionnaire ............................................................................................ 48 rolling hills and where you can still enjoy traditional village fetes in summer complete with cake competitions, maypole dancing Uppingham .......................................................................................... 20 - 21 Where To Stay .................................................................................... 50 - 55 and Morris Men. In Rutland, good food is a passion and Rutlanders believe in fully supporting our local producers; pick up a copy of Eat Drink Rutland for the best places to dine and shop for local food. Rutlanders rejoiced when independence was granted Stamford .............................................................................................. 22 - 23 Local Businesses ........................................................................................ 56 from Leicestershire in 1997; and they’ll proudly share this slice of English idyll with you on your next short break. Shopping .............................................................................................. 24 - 25 Maps ....................................................................................................... 57 - 592 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 3
  3. 3. Barnsdale Lodge Hotel A606 A606 A606 Bull Brig Nottingham Lane The Noel Arms Oakham Empingham The White Horse A606 London & A1 North A6003 Normanton Park Hotel Fishing Lodge Tackle Shop Café Bar The Wheatsheaf Inn Manton Edith Weston Uppingham A47 Leicester “Rutland Water lies at the very heart of the county and is as spectacular in beauty as it is in size. ” DISCOVER Rutland Water Whether you bring the family, come on your own, or in a group, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Convenient cafes and ice cream kiosks are dotted around the shore and a good village pub is never far away! There are four main car parks around Rutland Water and your daily car park ticket is valid for all of these. This is what you can find at each: Set in 4200 acres of open countryside, it Sykes Lane is the place for family fun. Home to the Rutland Visitor Centre and gift was created in the 1970’s to meet an ever shop which has interactive displays on the history of the water and the friendly staff increasing demand for water, nowadays can advise you on how to get the most out of this magnificent place, plus you can enjoy it’s widely regarded as a leading centre a round of mini golf. Also on site is a children’s play area and specific dog walking area. for water and land based leisure activities Whitwell is the place for activities. There are numerous things to have a go at, try your and has year round appeal for fishermen, hand at numerous watersports, rock climbing or get harnessed up for the high ropes cyclists, sailors and bird watchers. adventure course. If you haven’t got a head for heights, you can hire bicycles here and also climb aboard the Rutland Belle for a relaxing cruise. Normanton is the place to see Rutland’s best known landmark. Normanton Church sits half submerged on the edge of Rutland Water and is now licensed to hold civil weddings. Normanton also has cycle hire available and is the home to the Fishing Lodge where you can hire a boat or ask about tuition. Barnsdale is the place to relax. Here you can sit back and enjoy the rolling landscape. Plus, to the West of Rutland Water you will find one of the finest nature reserves in the UK, on the South there is 13 acres of water for sailing and right in the middle is Hambleton Peninsular which enjoys lovely views of the water.4 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 5
  4. 4. DISCOVER Local Information Find out more... discover-rutland.co.uk “Rutland is a wonderful place for walking all year round and each season brings its own palette of colours to the rolling countryside. ” Rutland Ambassadors South Witham Village Shop Meet the Rutland businesses who will go the extra mile to High Street, South Witham NG33 5QB warmly welcome you. From finding a good place to eat to T: 01572 767225 recommending wet weather ideas, if you need some local knowledge whilst out and about in Rutland, be sure to pay Barrowden Village Shop them a visit. Whether you are eating/staying/shopping with Wakerley Road, Barrowden, LE15 8EP them or not, they’ll be pleased to help. T: 01572 748748 Towns 17 Northgate B&B Local businesses Oakham, Rutland LE15 6QR Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf & Conference Centre T: 01572 759271 Wood Lane, Greetham, Rutland LE15 7SN T: 01780 460444 Moores Estate Agents 36 High Street, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6AL Rutland Caravan & Camping Rutland Water Visitor Centre Stamford Tourist Information Centre 2 Orange Street, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9SQ Park Lane, Greetham , Rutland LE15 7FN Sykes Lane, Empingham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8PX Tel: 01780 686800 St. Mary’s Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2DL Tel: 01780 755611 T: Oakham 01572 757979 or Uppingham 01572 821935 T: 01572 813520 Email: tic@anglianwater.co.uk Email: stamtic@southkesteven.gov.uk • Local information, maps, books, gifts and souvenirs • Bed bookings, local and national information. Lands’ End • Interactive displays and activities • Shop selling maps, books, gifts and souvenirs. Barnsdale Lodge Hotel Lands End Way, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6US The Avenue, Exton, Nr Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH • Mini golf course T: 01572 758014 T: 01572 724678 Villages shops Greendale Farm Caravan & Camping Greetham Village Shop Pickwell Lane, Whissendine, Rutland LE15 7LB Main Street, Greetham, Rutland LE15 7NL Rutland County Museum & Visitor Centre Uppingham Sports and Books T: 01664 474516 T: 01572 812336 Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HW Tel: 01572 758440 9 High Street East, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PY Tel: 01572 822211 Email: museum@rutland.gov.uk Email: tourism@rutland.gov.uk Market Overton Village Shop The Horse & Jockey, Manton • Local tourist information • Local tourist information Main Street, Market Overton, Rutland LE15 7PL St Marys Road, Manton, Rutland LE15 8LE • Shop selling books, gifts, souvenirs • Shop selling maps, books, gifts and souvenirs T: 01572 767948 T: 01572 7373356 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 7
  5. 5. twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland Barnsdalen it! live it... love it... ow Discover Rutland 2013 Advert Proof UK’s premier cycle hire fleet Plus - The Rock Blok! Please find below a copy of Family, road & mountainthat will appear in Climbing, high ropes & traverse wall your advert biking Discover Rutland 2013. If you have any amendments, please mark them clearly below. If you are happy for your advert to go to print please sign below. Please be aware that we must receive a signed proof back from every advertiser. Rutland Cycling, Giant Store Rutland, Grafham Cycling, Fineshade Cycling Whitwell, Normanton, Grafham, Top Lodge, Fineshade Rutland Water, Rutland Water, Grafham Water, Woods, Northants, Rutland, LE15 8BL Rutland, LE15 8HD Cambs, PE28 0BH NN17 3BB. 01780 460705 01780 720888 01480 812500 Tel: 01780 440899 hire@rutlandcycling.co.uk www.rutlandcycling.com RUTLAND WATER CRUISES & Bar nt nce restaur rie ies activit Or NEW on the Leisure a Brasse sPa eXPerie OutdO AP RIL FOR 2013 • Enjoy the tranquility of Rutland Water whilst relaxing aboard “Rutland Belle” • Afternoon timetabled cruises Around Rutland Water with commentary highlighting by Bus points of interest • Private cruises available mornings or early evenings. • Programme of select Osprey/Wildlife events The Harbour, Rutland Water North Shore, Opening times & Admission: Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Oakham, May to Sept – Every Day April-Oct - Weekends Rutland, LE15 8BL Tel: 01572 787630 Discover Rutland by bus, Adults: £8.50 Children (3 - 15yrs): £5.50 Family: (2 Adult & 2 Children) £24.00 www.rutlandwatercruises.com bike & boots • Linking Oakham, Rutland Water and Uppingham • Hourly service, 7 days a week • Hop on hop off at your pleasure 1 & 2 Hour Sailing Experiences Barnsdale • Bike friendly buses • Cycle hubs available for hiring bikes Aboard our skippered yachts Experience not required • Stopping at Oakham Train Station to Minimum 2 people country club Hall Hotel enable an easy, car free short break All sailing kit provided Please sign and return to: From £35 per person ...................... By Post: Gift Vouchers Available Discover Rutland, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP Timetable available from April at: www.discover-rutland.co.uk By Email: tourism@rutland.gov.uk tel: 07890 421282 If you require any further information please ring Mary on 01572 720921 www.rutland8yachts.co.uk Rutland Water8 twitter.com/discoverrutland Please sign, print name and date below if you are happy that you advert is correct and ready for print OR if your advert has a Discover-Rutland 9
  6. 6. DISCOVER Walking & Cycling Don’t Miss Rutland Walking Festival: Sunday 19th May to Saturday 1st June 2013 A fortnight full of walking routes to suit all, starting with a week of various walks around the villages and countryside and ending with the opportunity to walk the Rutland Round in 7 days. Five village walking leaflets are available to view and order for free at the Discover Rutland website: discover-rutland.co.uk Challenging walks If you’re feeling fit, try the longest walk available – the recently updated Rutland Find out more... Round is a well known 65 mile circular walking route. It can be broken down into Cycling Routes smaller sections and is available to purchase from the Visitor Centre at Sykes Lane. Download our Cycling Route leaflet from A number of national footpaths also cross through the county, such as The Hereward the Discover Rutland website containing Way and The Jurassic Way. Oakham is the finishing point for The Viking Way, a 147 3 circular cycling routes from Oakham. mile footpath which starts near the Humber Bridge in North Lincolnshire, plus The Cycle Connections Macmillan Way meanders through Rutland on its way to Dorset. A cycle friendly bus will be running on a hourly service, 7 days a week. Check the Discover Rutland website for more Cycling details One of the most exhilarating ways to explore Rutland is by bike, and there are routes to suit everyone, whether you cycle seriously or purely for pleasure. discover-rutland.co.uk Around the county Exton village walk The winding country lanes found throughout Rutland wrap themselves around quiet, unspoilt villages; and there is invariably a cosy pub or quaint tea shop in which to stop off en-route for refreshments. Walking Around Rutland Water Rutland is a wonderful place for walking all year round and each season brings its own Rutland Water is a haven for cyclists of all ages and abilities. The cycle friendly tracks palette of colours to the rolling countryside. around the shoreline are generally level and easy to negotiate and the views of the reservoir and beyond are amazing. The kiosks and cafes dotted around are the Village walks perfect place to stop off for ice creams and snacks on the way round. There are a range of enjoyable circular walks through some of the county’s prettiest villages, most of which start and finish at a great village pub. Cycle Hire Each leaflet has two circular walks to choose from in the villages of Exton, Rutland Cycling is the primary cycle hire provider in Rutland and has two convenient Braunston, Empingham, Ryhall and Wing. cycle hire depots at Rutland Water, both open 7 days a week. The Oakham Heritage Trail leaflet is also available to highlight the many buildings There will also be more cycle hubs appearing around Rutland in 2013, and a cycle of historical interest in Rutland’s county town. friendly bus to take you to different sections.10 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 11
  7. 7. DISCOVER Fishing & Watersports Why not book a private lesson with one of the professional anglers or sign up for a Learn to Fish course available at Rutland Water. Fishing at Rutland Water The fishing season generally runs from 1st April to the end of December (mid November from a boat) and during this time Rutland Water attracts fishing enthusiasts from far and wide who come to fish for trout, pike and zander. It’s fully equipped to cater for all abilities and regularly hosts top level national and international competitions – time your visit right and you can watch the exciting weigh-in at the end of the event. If you’re new to the sport, book a private lesson with one of the professional anglers or sign up for a Learn to Fish course available at Rutland Water, a range of local fishing operators offer good value fly fishing packages for beginners through to advanced levels. Disabled anglers are well catered for with Wheelyboats and assistance from helpful friendly staff. Fishing Nearby In addition to fly-fishing, Rutland is able to cater very well for coarse fishing enthusiasts and even has a salmon fishing lake at Greetham. The nearby Eyebrook reservoir is fully accessible and has a well equipped fishing lodge manned by friendly, experienced staff. Details on fishing in Rutland can be found online at www.discover-rutland.co.uk or by calling the Rutland Water Visitor Centre on 01780 686800. Rutland Water Sports Rutland Watersports Whether you’re a complete novice or Rutland Sailing Club spend a lot of time in the water, there Rutland is home to the largest inland is something for everyone to enjoy at sailing club in the UK and has fantastic Rutland Watersports. facilities which were put to good use Try windsurfing or canoeing, book the during the 2009 Special Olympics. kids a raft building birthday party or treat Based at Edith Weston, the Club offers yourself to some sailing lessons from 3 permanent racing courses and is also the highly experienced RYA standard able to set a full Olympic course, which instructors. A range of crafts are allows racing to take place in nearly all available to hire, and private crafts can conditions but leaving plenty of room be launched from the site (fee applies). for leisure sailors. The sailing club offers a RYA Sailing School and there are specialist facilities for disabled sailors and young people, so everyone can enjoy the excitement of sailing. One of the best views of Rutland is from the middle of the water, so sailing is a great way to enjoy the scenery. Don’t worry if you’ve not sailed before, as you can join a skippered sailing experience with Rutland 8 Yachts so you can relax and enjoy the scenery.12 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 13
  8. 8. DISCOVER Wildlife & Nature Don’t Miss The British Birdwatching Fair Friday 16 th – Sunday 18th August 2013 The largest bird watching event in the world and Rutland’s biggest tourism event. A must for bird and nature enthusiasts. Ospreys Osprey & Wildlife Rutland Falconry & Rutland Water is home to the first Cruises Owl Centre Ospreys to breed in England for 150 The ultimate cruise for anyone A popular family attraction, the years, after a translocation programme with a passion for Ospreys, Falconry & Owl Centre is set in 42 Rutland Water Nature Reserve and you can see them around the water this exciting adventure takes acres of unspoilt woodland and Internationally famous for being one of the most important enthusiasts out onto Rutland is home to a huge range of birds during Spring. Ospreys had been spotted wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, holding 20,000 wildfowl on a Water to the Ospreys favourite including owls, hawks, falcons, using the reservoir as a convenient regular basis. The 9 mile sanctuary covers 600 acres and includes 31 bird hides and fishing spots. If you’re lucky, catch buzzards, eagles and vultures. stopping off point for more than 25 years nature trails. Visit the Reserve’s two visitor centres (Egleton and Lyndon) to learn a glimpse of these magnificent Why not come and learn how to during migration to Africa and a great more about the birds and wildlife around the reservoir. As well as fascinating birds close up in their natural handle some of these amazing deal of work has gone into attracting interpretation areas at both locations, there’s also a well stocked shop selling habitat. Book early as places fill birds or watch a fascinating souvenirs, books and gifts. Ospreys to breed at the reservoir. The quickly - find out more by visiting: falconry demonstration. Other nature reserves around Rutland include Priors Coppice at Braunston, Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre will Merry’s Meadow at Greetham, Ketton Quarry at Ketton and Bloody Oaks Quarry be able to give advice on the most likely www.ospreys.org.uk www.rutland-falconry.com at Empingham. places to see these amazing birds.14 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 15
  9. 9. DISCOVER Golfing Breaks & Horse Riding Stay for a short break and try out a few courses, they are all only a short drive away. Discover Rutland 2013 Advert Proof Please find below a copy of your advert that will appear in Discover Rutland 2013. If you have any amendments, please mark them clearly below. If you are happy for your advert to go to print please sign below. Please be aware that we must receive a signed proof back from every advertiser. Greetham Valley Golfing Breaks Enjoy some of the best views of Rutland and Rutland Water from the county’s quality golf courses. They’ll certainly challenge your game, and there’s plenty of choice when it comes to the type of course to play. Luffenham Heath is widely known as one of the finest and most challenging heathland Horse Riding courses in the Midlands and will host the Regional Qualifying for the 2013 Open Rutland has an historic association with Championship. In addition to the fine golf on offer, nature flourishes here, with the horses; Rutland County Museum was whole golf course being declared a site of special scientific interest. Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, LE15 7SN once the home of the Rutland Fencible Greetham Valley offers 3 challenging courses to choose from, in addition to a floodlit T:01780 460444 E:info@greethamvalley.co.uk Cavalry’s Riding School – a yeomanry driving range, accommodation and many other facilities onsite. The two 18 hole • two superb 18 hole championship golf regiment of the British Army, and the courses (Lakes and Valley’s) provide a stern test, whilst the 9 hole Par 3 is perfect for courses, the Lakes and the Valley county is home the Cottesmore Hunt, honing your short game. • nine hole par 3 Academy course • 14 bay driving range one of the oldest hunts in Britain. The The Stapleford Park Championship golf course is not only challenging but it is also amongst the finest luxury golf courses in the Midlands and has hosted the PGA • popular Golf Academy for tuition stunning landscapes and good off road • golf breaks, societies & day access means riding is very popular. European Seniors Tour and the ISPS Handa Senior Masters. visitors welcome North Luffenham Golf Club offers an established small and friendly course, • choice of hotel and self catering There’s fantastic hacking through some accommodation measuring just under 6000 yards. Rutland Water Golf Club boasts an 18 hole layout, 9 of the most beautiful countryside you’ll hole Par 3 with spectacular views across Rutland Water and a well stocked golf shop. www.greethamvalley.co.uk have ever seen and village pubs aplenty Plus Rutland County Golf Club offers an 18 hole links-style golf course. to refuel during your adventure.16 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 17
  10. 10. DISCOVER Oakham Oakham Butter Cross Oakham Markets Market Place every Wednesday & Saturday 08.00 – 14.00 Gaol Street Farmers Market, 3rd Saturday of the month 08.00 – 14.00. Events The perfect place to buy fresh local fruit, When it comes to what’s on, there’s a year Oakham Castle vegetables, cheese and meat. round line up of quality entertainment; one of the best events during the year is Oakham Castle County Museum the Oakham Festival - a heady mix of live A visit to Rutland would not be complete Oakham is also home to the A great introduction to the music, theatre, poetry and more, all from without enjoying some time in its attractive picturesque Oakham Castle, one of the best examples of domestic area’s history and also acts as a some amazingly talented entertainers over a few weeks every summer. And Visitor Centre, fully stocked with county town. Norman architecture in England. information to help make the most take a look at the listings for Live@ The Just minutes from Rutland Water, this small but perfectly formed market town is a hive The 12th century building is more Museum when planning your stay; from of your visit. The museum displays of a Great Hall than a castle and of activity and there’s a whole host of things to see and do here. If you like to shop, tell the story of the county, and excellent local bands to hilarious comedy you can discover the intriguing you will love the boutiques, art galleries, antiques and the range of deli’s stocking local are complimented by exhibits of nights and top cinema showings, there’s tradition involving horseshoes food and drink. If you like history, follow the Oakham Heritage Trail and discover the and royalty here. archaeology, history and rural life. something for everyone to enjoy. At hidden gems around town. Or, if you’re in need of a relaxing beverage, Oakham has Christmas time, a visit to Oakham’s many cafes for a spot of afternoon tea, plus the town has its very own brewery if you’re For more details take a look at the Discover Rutland website: discover-rutland.co.uk traditional Christmas markets and in need of something stronger. celebrations are highly recommended.18 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 19
  11. 11. DISCOVER Uppingham A traditional weekly market takes place in the town on Fridays, where a range of fresh local fruits, vegetables and cheeses are available. June November December Uppingham Feast Day Uppingham Fatstock Show Christmas in Uppingham A long standing tradition and firm The only event of its kind in Christmas events in the town Renowned for its excellent range of antiques stores, fine art galleries and book shops, favourite in the annual calendar, the UK, where Rutland farmers include a vintage fun fair, late visitors are attracted here from far and wide. Uppingham has a character all of its Feast Day is Uppingham’s annual proudly show off the best of their night shopping, craft and gift community celebration. A great stock in the Market Place. This stalls for those special hand made own and those who live in the town are justifiably proud of it. It offers a traditional day out for all the family with festive tradition has now been gifts and of course an appearance shopping experience long since lost in larger towns; many of the local shops are still delicious food and drink in the running for over 100 years and from Father Christmas. family run and provide a high level of personal service. The majority of Uppingham’s Market Place and a craft fair in is a fascinating and traditional shops can be found on High Street and Market Place but there are lots of other unique the Town Hall, there’s also live spectacle for visitors. retailers hidden away along ancient alleyways which are worth seeking out. music on stage to keep everyone This attractive town has an intriguing history and in years gone by it was known as a entertained. great centre of entertainment. All manner of spectacles took place including bear baiting and cock fighting, while a car park behind Mercers Yard was once the site of an For more details on these events and many more, take a look at the Discover Rutland website: discover-rutland.co.uk elephant house and legend has it that an elephant is actually buried beneath it!20 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 21
  12. 12. DISCOVER Stamford Widely regarded as one of the finest stone towns in England, there’s definitely something special about Stamford. Stamford Shopping is a real pleasure in Stamford; narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards are home to specialty shops, fine jewellers and designer boutiques while the High Street has a great choice of independent retailers. When it’s time to eat, you’ll be spoilt for choice as the town has a reputation for good food. Choose from traditional inns serving home cooked fayre to contemporary restaurants or head to a small cosy café and watch the world go by over the rim of your tea cup. Stamford really bustles with life, especially on market day [Friday] when the pavements are packed; eager shoppers flock here in droves to stock up on delicious local veg, locally reared meats and fresh fish; the buzz around the town is quite intoxicating. However, if peace and quiet is more appealing then tranquillity is guaranteed on the banks of the River Welland which winds its way through Stamford enroute to The March May September Wash; take a seat here for a while and admire the birds and wildlife which bring colour Stamford Mid-Lent Fair Stamford Feast Burghley Horse Trials and life to this beautiful river they call home. There’s a huge range of attractions in and around Stamford, start with Stamford Arts An amazing spectacle when the A celebration of the range of The biggest equestrian event for Centre,home to the Tourist Information Centre as well as theatre/cinema, assembly town is taken over by an enormous delicious local produce available miles and a key date in the social room and café. While you’re here, don’t miss a visit to the majestic Burghley House; range of fairground attractions. from in and around the town calendar you’ll recognise this much admired Elizabethan stately home from films including The Da Vinci Code and Pride and Prejudice. Burghley is also home to the world famous For more details take a look at the Discover Rutland website: discover-rutland.co.uk Horse Trials which take place every September.22 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 23
  13. 13. DISCOVER Shopping The quaint alleyways and hidden corners of each of the towns are home to some Cavells, Oakham exquisite independent retailers which provide a high level of personal service Shopping For a unique shopping experience, Rutland is hard to beat. Shopping here is about more than simply buying the essentials, it’s an event in its own right. . Oakham Rutland’s county town is a real delight and the perfect size for strolling round as everything is within easy reach. Oakham enjoys its status as a highly desirable and unique place to shop; while you’re here, don’t miss the exclusive boutiques stocking all the must have designer labels and latest trends along Mill Street and High Street. There’s plenty of parking around the town and if you come by train then you are just a short stroll from the shops. Uppingham To walk through the tiny town of Uppingham is to step back in time; this pristine town is highly regarded and recognisable by its historic architecture, friendly locals and Oakham Highlights Uppingham Highlights Stamford Highlights traditional stores. Those in the know head here from far and wide to enjoy browsing • The finest handmade jewellery • Exclusive art galleries featuring • Boutique childrenswear the renowned art galleries and antique stores. and accessories exquisite paintings • Café culture • Exclusive gift stores • Antiques stores packed with • Dining in style Stamford • Desirable fashion labels and on tempting collectables A town with bags of charm and character, with ancient buildings housing independent trend styles • Traditional butchers and bakers retailers – Stamford is somewhere that oozes quality, with a selection of boutiques, luxury gift shops and specialty jewellers which are all within an easy stroll. A place where you can shop til you drop and then retire to an historic hotel for high tea. Head For more details on shopping, take a look at the Discover Rutland website: discover-rutland.co.uk for Stamford.24 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 25
  14. 14. Theatre_Discover Rutland advert ad:Layout 1 04/12/2012 17:54 Page 1 Uppingham Theatre 2013 Some of the season’s highlights Wednesday 23 - Friday 25 January at 7.30pm DESIGNER FASHION FOR MEN AND WOMEN Buy online at www.cavells.co.uk The Importance of Being Earnest London Classic Theatre’s production of one of world theatre’s greatest comedies. ................................................................................................................................................. Saturday 23 March at 7.30pm Barry Cryer - ‘Twitter Twitters’ The irrepressible Baz returns in yet another farewell tour, ninety minutes of sheer comedy pleasure. ................................................................................................................................................. Tuesday 21 May at 7.30pm in Uppingham School Chapel Timothy West with The Pavão String Quartet - Intimate Letters Retelling of the passionate love affair resulting in one of the finest string quartets of the 20th century. Tickets: www.uppthearts.co.uk, Uppingham Bookshop or phone 01572 820820. Call today for a full programme and brochure Discover Rutland 2011 Advert Proof Please find below a copy of your advert that will appear in Discover Rutland 2011. If you have any amendments, Discover Rutland 2013 please mark them clearly below. If you are happy for your advert to go to print please sign below. Advert Proof Please be aware that we must receive a signed proof back from every advertiser. Please find below a copy of Cavells has evolved into one of appear in Discover Rutland stores in the UK, providing some of the most stylish and select shopping for your advert that will the most successful independent fashion 2013. If you have any amendments, please mark them clearlyoutside London. Brands include: Mulberry, Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Marc Cain, Joseph, Gant, Odd Molly, Escada, Hackett, men and women below. If you are happy for your advert to go to print please Hudson Jeans, Vic, Anya Hindmarch, plus many more. Cavells South Street was launched in Autumn 2010 and stocks an extensive range of contemporary sign below. Please be aware that we must Incorporated in Cavells Southproof back from every advertiser. offers leading country and lifestyle brands. clothing and accessories. receive a signed Street, on the mezzanine floor, is Cavells Country which 16 Mill Street • Oakham • Rutland • LE15 6EA • 01572 770372 South Street • Oakham • Rutland • LE15 6BG • 01572 772477 Music & More Please sign and return to: a music shop By Post: Discover Rutland, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP in the heart By Email: tourism@rutland.gov.uk of Rutland... If you require any further information please ring Mary on 01572 720921 3 Grosvenor House Please sign, print name and date below if you are happy that you advert is correct and ready for print OR if your advert has a Melton Road small amendment and you are happy for it to be amended and not to receive another proof: Oakham LE15 6AX 01572 756578 Sign: Date: www.musicandmore.co.ukDiscover Rutland advert ad:Layout 1 03/12/2012 10:57 Page 1 Print name: Holiday Fun Work cannot proceed on your advert until we receive your amended or signed off proof. Discover Rutland cannot accept re- sponsibility for errors or mistakes not marked by the client. If you have a large amount of changes we will reproof your advert. for everyone! With courses for children and adults during the Easter and summer holidays, there is something for everyone, whatever their interest. Music • Drama • Sport • Technology • Creative Arts www.uppinghamsummerschool.co.uk summerschool@uppingham.co.uk 01572 82080026 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 27
  15. 15. DISCOVER Theatre, Heritage Tolethorpe Hall Open Air Theatre & The Arts The arts are thriving in Rutland; whenever you come to visit there will be something going on – whether you prefer fine art, live music, Shakespeare or comedy, you’ll find it all here… Art Galleries Historic Houses Theatres There are many art galleries to There are many interesting enjoy in the towns of Oakham buildings in and around Rutland; Rutland offers a choice of indoor and outdoor theatres! The widely renowned and Uppingham - some pieces are making it a great base for Tolethorpe Hall, home of the much loved Stamford Shakespeare Company, offers worth many thousands of pounds. exploring. magical performances of Shakespearean classics and family favourites in an open- There’s an active arts community Belton House, Belvoir Castle, air setting. The plays for 2013 are A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dad’s Army (The in Rutland who regularly hold a Burghley House, Rockingham Lost Episodes) and The Comedy of Errors. As night falls, Rutland County Museum in rolling programme of exhibitions Castle and Grimsthorpe Castle Oakham is transformed into a great entertainment venue, playing host to live music, in various locations around the are all within a short drive. theatre, comedy and cinema. Or if you prefer a more traditional theatre experience county, such as the Victoria Hall Peterborough Cathedral is just head to Uppingham Theatre, which has built an enviable reputation for the quality in Oakham, so look out for these 30 minutes away. And why not of its live entertainment. From West End shows to top class symphony orchestras during your stay. discover some of the beautiful and amazing jazz performances, its events diary is packed all year round. historic buildings in Rutland itself - Did you know: The chancel  of St Andrews Church in  Lyddington, was built with make sure you visit Oakham Castle acoustic pots placed in recesses near the tops of the walls in the early 14th century. and Lyddington Bede House. This amplifies the sound providing splendid acoustics, making it the perfect home for Music in Lyddington,  who provide  fine music in a regular series of high quality For more details take a look at the Discover Rutland website: discover-rutland.co.uk concerts for all to enjoy.28 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 29
  16. 16. DISCOVER Food & Drink Don’t Miss Rutland Food & Drink Festival Saturday 14th September 2013 at Rutland Water This wonderful foodie extravaganza in September has grown in recent years to become a popular and much anticipated event in the Rutland calendar. It attracts thousands of visitors Rutland may be small but it is home enjoy a seasonal drink or two outside who come to try and buy the very best local, seasonal produce direct from the producer. to many restaurants demonstrating and in winter take your place in the See www.discover-rutland.co.uk for details. the pinnacle of culinary expertise. warmth of the pub by a roaring log fire Hambleton Hall has held its Michelin and choose from the widely acclaimed Star for over 20 years and is one of menu. The Kings Arms Inn is fast In Rutland, good food is a real passion and the county is widely regarded for its range Britain’s finest country house hotels, becoming one of Rutland’s top eateries; of quality eateries. While you are here, you’ll savour the delights of some of the best with a spectacular lakeside setting it is a with its own smokehouse, the team are food in the region from some very talented chefs. Award winning restaurants are plentiful; several are holders of one or more AA rosettes and all over the county Did you know haven for gourmets and wine lovers. The passionate about creating and serving 2013 Good Pub Guide praises The Olive good honest food using very local you are never more than a short hop from the next great place to eat. Many pubs Rutland doesn’t have a KFC, Branch pub in Clipsham as the Dinning produce and this has been recognised by and restaurants go to great lengths to create wonderful seasonal dishes from McDonalds or Burger King pub of the Year in Leicestershire & achieving 2 AA rosettes. local ingredients; from pheasant and venison to the best local seasonal fruit and veg, anywhere in the whole county! Rutland. This traditional country pub has they go the extra mile in their quest to provide the very best food experience for a warm and welcoming feel; in summer their customers. In fact, there are so many great places to eat, that a whole guide devoted to Food and Drink has been created; pick up a copy of Eat Drink Rutland For more details take a look at the Discover Rutland website: discover-rutland.co.uk for more details.30 twitter.com/discoverrutland Discover-Rutland 31

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