England's smallest county is located in the East Midlands, less than one hour from Leicester, Nottingham and Peterborough. Voted Britain's second-best rural place to live in March 2018, it's easy to get to, with both the A1 (north-south) and A47 (east-west) passing through the county.
We have much to share with you; not least the fantastic Rutland Water, an array of unspoilt villages and two vibrant market towns, Oakham and Uppingham. Rutland was part of Leicestershire between 1974 and 1997 but is now a proudly independent county.
There's so much to learn about Rutland
Here are our top 10 facts, to get you started...
- Rutland is England's smallest county
- The county became independent from Leicestershire in 1997
- There are approximately 37,500 people living in Rutland
- It was voted the second-best place to live in the country (March 2018)
- It is the home of Rutland Water, the country's largest reservoir
- It is easy to get to from the A1 and A47, and only two hours from London
- Rutland is first in the country for Health and Social Care integration
- It has a large Armed Forces community. Rutland County Council is an Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Aware Winner for its support and employment of Armed Forces personnel and their families
- Rutland's newspaper the Stamford & Rutland Mercury is thought to be Britain's oldest continuously published newspaper title
- Rutland's motto is "Multum in Parvo" - it means "Much in Little"