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Local Life - Rutland

Life at Lands' End

Photo by Ian Dixon, Senior Planner

Rutland is the UK's smallest county with a great deal to offer. Very close to Oakham is Rutland Water, one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe; a sanctuary for wildlife, and great for walkers, bird watchers, cyclists, sailors and fishing.

Rutland has been named as Britain's best rural place to live by the Telegraph newspaper

Oakham is a pretty, traditional English market town with a unique history. With many independent shops, its market place and historical buildings, Oakham offers something for everyone – we even have our own castle!

Just across the border into Lincolnshire, just 12 miles from Oakham, is the town of Stamford, another beautiful market town with lots to offer and a popular choice for employees as a great place to live. Stamford has been voted the number one place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times newspaper.

Located in the East Midlands we are fortunate to have great road and rail links. Catch a train from Oakham and you can be in Central London in 2 hours.

We are also less than 2 hours away from 4 major airports – East Midlands, Birmingham International, London – Stansted and London – Luton.

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Life at Lands' End

Photo by Ian Dixon, Senior Planner

Local travel guide
Please note all distances and travel times are approximate.

Times from Oakham train station to:
Peterborough Station   27 mins
Leicester Station   27 mins
Birmingham New Street   1 hour 19 mins
London Kings Cross   1 hour 50 mins
Times and distances to cities from Oakham to:
Peterborough 24 miles 34 mins
Leicester 20 miles 42 mins
Birmingham 70 miles 1 hour 27 mins
London 102 miles 2 hours 22 mins
Times and distances to airports from Oakham to:
East Midlands 34 miles 56 mins
London - Stansted 81 miles 1 hour 38 mins
London – Luton 83 miles 1 hour 33 mins
London – Heathrow 112 miles 2 hours 5 mins

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