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Rutland is tucked away in the the East Midlands, bounded by rural Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

Driving to Rutland is easy: the A1 nicks the eastern edge of the county, and the M1 through Northants is another route. East-West routes through Rutland are the A47 and A606.

Although Oakham is the only railway station officially in Rutland, there’s also a railway station in Stamford, and fast London trains (from St Pancras or Kings Cross) arrive into Corby and Peterborough, from where Rutland is easy to reach.

Rutland may be England’s smallest county, but Rutland Water is so large that it can be clearly seen on the BBC’s TV weather map. Look for a blue blob just right of centre in the middle of England!

Approx distances to Rutland:

  • Gloucester – Uppingham 120 miles
  • Leeds – Oakham 100 miles
  • London – Stamford 70 miles
  • Manchester – Oakham 120 miles
  • Oxford – Uppingham 75 miles
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