Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Peter F Hamilton

Louise Doughty

Local directory

Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.

Places to eat and drink

Barnsdale Gardens

Barnsdale Ave



LE15 8AH

The Harbour Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

Harbour Cafe

Rutland Water/Bull Brigg La



LE15 8BL

Sweethedges Farm

Alexton Road


LE15 9AD

Kavanagh's Tea Rooms

2 Church Passage


LE15 6DR


The smallest county in England, Rutland has only two towns: Oakham, famed for its castle, and Uppingham, known for  upmarket shopping, galleries and antique shops. At the centre of the county is Rutland Water, a man-made reservoir and nature reserve. Despite being small, Rutland has the motto "much in little" and definitely provides lots to do, including family activities and outdoor pursuits.

Places to visit


Rutland Water, Oakham Castle, Rutland Railway Museum, Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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