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This spring, why not travel to Rutland Hall for the ultimate break away from the usual routine of life?

From outdoor adventures to indulging in delicious food, our hotel is the perfect place to make family memories to last a lifetime.

In this blog, we’re highlighting all of the ways you can get to Rutland Hall from London, as well as giving you a taster as to what’s in store for you when you arrive:

Side view of Rutland Hall with lake views

Day Trips | What’s On in Rutland

You don’t need a special occasion to visit Rutland Hall Hotel!

We offer relaxing family breaks, jam-packed adventure trips, romantic stays, business excursions, and more.

Set in stunning lakeside grounds, with a range of comfortable accommodations, we have everything you need for an idyllic leisure experience, such as crazy golf and pitch & putt courses, a gym and a 22m indoor swimming pool.

Off-site, you can hire bikes to explore the local area, enjoy a relaxing spot of bird-watching, or hire a boat to experience Rutland from the water.

Rutland Water Aqua Park

Just a short drive from Rutland Hall, you’ll discover Rutland Water Aqua Park, open from the beginning of May to the end of September.

Discover a range of inflatable adventure courses accompanied by humongous slopes. Featuring the UK’s tallest inflatable slide, designed for family fun and only the bravest of visitors.

Barnsdale Gardens

Explore Barnsdale Gardens, home to 38 enchanting areas full of vibrant blooms and shrubs.

Blue and white lavender low hedging. Statue fountains, stone balustrade, gravel paths, topiary.

Just a mere half an hour’s walk, you and the family can explore Britain’s largest collection of individual gardens! There’s no need to book as the gardens are open every day. Offering idyllic scenery, as well as a place to stop for coffee and cake, check out the opening times and plan your visit today.

Above images are courtesy of Steve Hamilton, Barnsdale Gardens.

Rutland County Museum

Rutland County Museum first opened in 1969 and is home to a rural collection symbolising the agricultural and social history of the local area.

Throughout the school holidays, the museum hosts a range of workshops and activities as an educational and enjoyable learning experience for children of all ages.

Why not pop along during your half-term break and see what treasures you can discover?

Surrounding Locations | What’s On in Rutland

With four main areas surrounding Rutland, you have the opportunity to not only discover what’s on in Rutland itself but also explore neighbouring counties. Why not drop your bags off at Rutland, ready for a cosy night in after exploring either Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, or Northamptonshire?

There are many ways to travel to Rutland from England’s capital. So, we’ve created this handy list of all the relevant transport services to help you choose the best option for your family.

Car Travel

Of course, the easiest way to travel to Rutland is by cramming all your luggage in the car and getting ready to hit the road!

If this is your preference, don’t forget to pack essential car snacks for the 2hr 45 min drive to us. If you’re travelling with a friend or partner, sharing the driving would speed up the journey and give you both a break!

Train Travel

There are several other options that allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. To get from London to Oakham, which is just up the road from Rutland Hall Hotel, the average train journey takes about 1 hour 40 minutes with 1 change.

Our top tip is to purchase a railcard. This way you’ll be sure to save some pennies, leaving more spending money for when you arrive at Rutland.

Coach Travel

It might not be the first option to pop into your head, but travelling by coach is a great alternative for getting from London to Rutland.

If you’re not in a hurry or in need of arriving at a specific time, we’d recommend hopping on the National Express for a cheaper price than the train!

The coach runs regularly, with little to no changes, so you can travel up to Rutland Hall easily — ready to embark on a daytime adventure!

Blossoms lounge, restaurant & bar

After a long day of exploring, why not travel back to Rutland Hall Hotel for a delicious meal at Blossoms restaurant and bar.

Indulge in mouth-watering dishes such as tandoori butternut squash, pan-fried wild stone bass or risotto verde. Before polishing off your trip with a delectable blackberry cheesecake, or apple crumble tartlet.

And don’t forget, when the sun’s out, you can choose to eat outside on Blossoms terrace which has stunning views over Rutland Water.

Take a look at the menus available at Blossoms – served every day from midday to 9pm.

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