Rutland is a landlocked county in central England, the only towns in Rutland are Oakham, the county town, and Uppingham.
Rutland is dominated by Rutland Water, a large artificial lake formerly known "Empingham Reservoir", in the middle of the county, which is almost bisected by a large spit of land. The west part is in the Vale of Catmose. Rutland Water, when construction started in 1971, became Europe's largest man-made lake; construction was completed in 1975, and filling the lake took a further four years. This has now been voted Rutland's favourite tourist attraction.
The highest point of the county is at Flitteris: Flitteriss Park a farm east of Cold Overton Park at 197 m (646 ft) above sea level.
Things to do
If you're looking for a place to spend a day or two which will keep everyone entertained, then look no further then Rutland Water, the Playground of the East Midlands with Water Sports, Nature Reserves, Outdoor Adventure Centre, Cycling & Walking. At Rutland Water all the family can enjoy a bike ride, with the obligatory ice-cream stop en-route!
Oakham is a pretty, traditional English market town, bustling with activity and current holder of a coveted Britain in Bloom award. Packed with heritage, there's plenty to see in Oakham which makes it ideal for a day trip or short break in the UK; Rutland County Museum is a great place to start, displaying the fascinating history of the town together with unusual exhibits including a set of gallows!