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Rutland and beyond

Rutland's motto "Multim in Parvo" meaning "much in little", alludes to the county's heritage full of rolling countryside, picturesque villages and quaint market towns. Nestled in the heart of the county, our hotel is the perfect base to explore all that Rutland has to offer. A unique destination where you will find yourself spoilt for choice for things to see and do in serene, peaceful and tranquil surroundings.


For the keen outdoor enthusiast, Rutland Water has so much to offer from water sports and climbing to fishing adventures for beginners or experienced Anglers. A bird watching paradise, we are home to the annual Bird Fair, Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre and residence to the local Ospreys.

For an action packed day, take the challenge of walking or cycling around the water and discover why Rutland is the location of numerous cycling events. Enjoy the stunning country scenery and friendly villages full of postcard cottages, stunning churches and country pubs offering hearty meals. Lending itself to a refreshing outdoor getaway, recharge in the country air while golfing, wandering the inspiring gardens made famous by BBC Two's Gardener's World presenter Geoff Hamilton at Barnsdale Gardens or take artistic inspiration from the Rutland artists open studio and photography by Richard Adams.

Further afield

Beyond the bounds of Rutland, nearby Stamford hosts the annual Burghley Horse Trials held in the grounds of the majestic Burghley House, an Elizabethan residence currently occupied by the Cecil family. Just outside Stamford, Tolethorpe Hall provides a unique setting for summer evening open air Shakespeare performances. A short drive to the north, Melton Mowbray can be found, famed for its pork pies and stilton cheese.

With so much to see and do you will want to come back again to discover it all.

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