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Stamford Shakespeare Season: Tolethorpe 2018

The 2018 season is just about to begin at Tolehorpe Hall The Merchant of Venice, The School for Scandal and The Merry Wives of Windsor will be performed by the Stamford Shakespeare Company in the Rutland Open Air Theatre at Tolethorpe Hall between 14th June and 1st September 2018. For tickets you can call the […]

Stamford Georgian Festival

 Stamford Georgian Festival Coming Soon! I’ve just stumbled across a flyer for the Stamford Georgian Festival which takes place between 27th and 29th September 2013. The event, which is organised by South Kesteven District Council in conjunction with Stamford Town Council and Burghley House, includes: Two performances of children’s favourite Horrible Histories Horse drawn carriage […]

Beautiful Backstreets of Stamford

I had to share this photo taken last week in Stamford. It reminds me of all the reasons why I (and so many others) love Stamford. There are lots of historic backstreets to explore and independent shops, coffee shops and restaurants and it is no surprise that the town was recently voted as Britain’s best […]

What’s on in Rutland in May 2013

Happy May Day! And what glorious weather to kick off the month of May! If you are visiting the area this month, here are a few things going on in the area: Eric Twiname Junior Championships, Rutland Sailing Club: 11th-12th May 2013 Rutland Walking Festival: 19th May – 1st June 2013 Grainstore Brewery Sausage and Cider […]

No porkies: Stamford is No 1

‘The charming, snob-free Lincolnshire town has been named Britain’s best place to live’… …according to the Sunday Times published today. Here is the full article taken from the Sunday Times, 17th March 2013 by Matt Rudd: The inn sign — attached to the former gallows — still stretches across the street as it has done […]

Is Leicestershire the new tourist hotspot?

After the skeleton of Richard III was found in a car park near Leicester Catherdral, this article on the Guardian website last week suggests that Leicester is the new tourist hotspot. So if you are planning a visit to the area, you might want to take in some of these sites… Is Richard III’s Leicester […]

Rutland – Home to Britain’s Best Bakery!

Hambleton Bakery wins ‘Britian’s Best Bakery’ After many challenges during the winter months, Hambleton Bakery (based in Rutland) has won the title of ‘Britian’s Best Bakery’ beating 36 bakers across the country in a recent TV show. In the final round of the TV series, the final three teams were set three challenges. The first was […]

Merry Christmas from Puddle Cottage

A very Merry Christmas to everyone involved with Puddle Cottage… …whether it be guests (past, present or future), those who have enquired and everyone that has helped renovate Puddle Cottage this year. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas whatever you are planning. Christmas is a magical time in Rutland. The nearby market towns of […]

Where is Rutland?

Multum in Parvo! Rutland is a county in the East Midlands and borders Leicestershire, Linconshire and Northamptonshire.  Leicestershire borders the West and North of the county, Lincolnshire the Northeast and Northamptonshire the South East. At is longest, Rutland is only 18 miles long and 17 miles wide, and therefore the smallest county in the United Kingdom, […]

Wild Weekend at Rutland Water!

Wild Weekend in Rutland?! The Times newspaper recently had an 8 page pullout ‘The Wild Weekend Guide’ featuring Rutland Water which I thought would be interesting to share. The wet places of the world are more truly and deeply alive than any others. Sun plus water equals life: where there is fresh water in abundance you […]