Rutland is England's smallest ancient county, having been reinstated to Unitary Authority status on 1 April 1997. The county has two historic market towns, Oakham and Uppingham, and numerous villages in a rolling, rural landscape. It also has a large resvoir in the middle of the county, and is popular for boating.
- 1 Rutland Water. The largest man-made lake in Western Europe lies in the centre of the County.
- The British Birdwatching Fair, LE15 8BT. Held at the Egleton Nature Reserve every August
- Eyebrook reservoir lies in the south of the County.
- Barham Court, Exton historically significant stately home. Beautifully set back from village green. Noted for being the ancestral seat of the Sharpley lineage.