Welcome to Visit Rutland Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Rutland

Visit Rutland PlacesVisit Rutland places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Rutland places to visit. A unique way to experience Rutland’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Rutland as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Rutland is the smallest historic county in England and the fourth smallest in the UK . It has the smallest population of any normal unitary authority in England . It is 323rd of the 326 districts in population . The only towns in Rutland are Oakham, the county town, and Uppingham . When you visit Rutland, Walkfo brings Rutland places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Rutland Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Rutland

Visit Rutland – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 28 audio plaques & Rutland places for you to explore in the Rutland area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Rutland places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Rutland history

Rutland History photo

The Earl of Rutland was elevated to the status of Duke in 1703 and the titles were merged. The family seat is Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, and Oakham Castle was built c.1180–1190 and is Grade I listed building. Rutland covered parts of three poor law unions and rural sanitary districts: Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford. Oakham Urban District was created from Oakham Rural District in 1911 and abolished in 1974.

District of Leicestershire (1974–1997)

Rutland became a non-metropolitan district of Leicestershire under the Local Government Act 1972 . The original proposal was for Rutland to be merged with what is now the Melton borough, as Rutland did not meet the requirement of having a population of at least 40,000 .

Unitary authority (1997–present)

Rutland was a postal county until the Royal Mail integrated it into the Leicestershire postal county in 1974 . In 1994, the Local Government Commission for England recommended that Rutland become a unitary authority . Rutland County Council became responsible for almost all local services in Rutland in 1997 .

Rutland etymology

The origin of the name of the county is unclear. It was first mentioned as a separate county in 1159, but as late as the 14th century it was referred to as the ‘Soke of Rutland’ Rutlandshire is an archaic and rarely used alternative name.

Rutland geography / climate

Rutland is dominated by Rutland Water, a large artificial lake formerly known as “Empingham Reservoir” The highest point of the county is at Cold Overton Park at 197 m (646 ft) above sea level. The lowest point is in secluded farmland at North Lodge Farm, northeast of Belmesthorpe, at just 17 m (56 feet) high.


River Chater Eye Brook River Gwash River Welland is located in Welland, Ontario . The Welland River is one of Canada’s rivers of water . It is the longest stretch of the Great Lakes .

Why visit Rutland with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Rutland PlacesYou can visit Rutland places with Walkfo Rutland to hear history at Rutland’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Rutland has 28 places to visit in our interactive Rutland map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Rutland, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Rutland places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Rutland & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 28 audio facts unique to Rutland places in an interactive Rutland map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Rutland Places Map
28 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


  Rutland historic spots

  Rutland tourist destinations

  Rutland plaques

  Rutland geographic features

Walkfo Rutland tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Rutland


Best Rutland places to visit

Rutland has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Rutland’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Rutland’s information audio spots:

Rutland photo Normanton Hall
Normanton Hall was a large, now demolished, country house at Normanton in Rutland. The now-demolished country house was located in the town of Normanton.
Rutland photo St George’s Barracks, North Luffenham
St George’s Barracks are a military installation near to the village of North Luffenham in Rutland. The barracks are located in the village near to a village in the area.
Rutland photo North Brook, Rutland
The North Brook is a small watercourse in Rutland in the East Midlands of England. It is a tributary of the River Gwash and part of the River Welland catchment.
Rutland photo Church of St Mary the Virgin, Edith Weston
The Church of St Mary the Virgin is a Grade I listed building in Rutland. It is a church in Edith Weston, Rutland, which was built in the 1930s.
Rutland photo St Peter’s Church, Empingham
St Peter’s Church is a church in Empingham, Rutland. It is a Grade I listed building. It was built in the 1930s and is now a Grade II listed church.

Visit Rutland plaques

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Rutland has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Rutland plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Rutland using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Rutland plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.