The largest man-made lake in western Europe, Rutland Water has something for everyone. The attractive 3,100 acre reservoir has an international reputation for providing a balance of sport, leisure and wildlife conservation and offers everyone the opportunity to try something new.
Expert fly fishing tuition, guided trips and coaching.
Information about the reservoir, its habitats, the birdwatching centre, Osprey project, events and various activities.
Miles of traffic-free pathways on the edge of Rutland Water. There are hire facilities offering everything from mountain bikes, tandems, kids bikes, trailer bikes and buggies.
Sailing and Windsurfing is really big on Rutland Water! There are a number of regattas each year which attract some of the top professional sailors and windsurfers in the country. The place to launch from and hire equipment is Rutland Sailing Club at Whitwell.
Rutland’s premier Outdoor Adventure Centre located on the north shore of reservoir.
This fine church was saved during the construction of Rutland Water and is now a museum. Registry wedding ceremonies also take place at the church on the banks of Rutland Water reservoir, it’s truly is a beautiful place to have your great day!
More activities and places to visit around Rutland Water can be found on the www.anglianwater.co.uk leisure pages.
Oakham is a pretty, traditional English market town, bustling with activity and just three miles away from Manton. Packed with heritage, there’s plenty to see an do in Oakham which makes it ideal for a day trip. A visit to the Rutland County Museum or Oakham Castle, by the Market Place, is a great place to start enjoying the history and delights of Oakham. Oakham’s Public School with it’s stunning architecture is a major landmark in the town. Founded in 1584 it is a highly regarded and has seen its fair share of famous pupils.
Uppingham, like Oakham, is known for it’s public school. Uppingham is just three miles away form Manton Lodge and is well worth a visit during your stay. Rutland’s smaller market town boasts a wealth of history and something for the all shoppers with a host of excellent shops.
The beautiful and imposing stone town of Stamford is just 10 miles away.
The splendid Great Hall of Oakham Castle is one of the finest examples of late 12th century domestic architecture in England. The hall provides the clues as to why there is an intriguing collection of over 200 horseshoes hanging from the walls.
The Golf Club is just 5 minutes away with stunning views over Rutland Water. 9 and 18 hole courses, pay as you play basis.
One of the finest examples of 16th century architecture and situated beside the medieval coaching town of Stamford. Inside the house has more than one hundred rooms, while outside the Capability Brown designed Deer Park and Gardens, includes the Garden of Surprises, Sculpture Gardens and plays host the famous horse trials.
Steeped in history this castle provides educational tours, including an audio visual of the “Castle Under Siege”.
The Stamford Shakespeare Company present an annual season of plays in June, July and August at Rutland Open Air Theatre in the grounds of historic Tolethorpe Hall, at Little Casterton, just off the A1, two miles north of Stamford. The stage is set in an enchanting glade. Tolethorpe Hall has origins going back 800 years to the early 11th century!
Houses a rich rural life collection from Rutland historically England’s smallest county. The Museum is located in Oakham.
The Horse and Jockey, within a six minute walk from Manton Lodge, is an award winning freehouse.
Offering all the charm and character of a traditional country inn.The open fires, stone floors and
low beams along with a wide choice of fine wines and real ales will ensure that your visit will be a memorable occasion just waiting to be recaptured.
With parts of the building dating back to 1200, Manton church is very quaint with its double bellcote and honey coloured stone. It has a pretty small churchyard, with beautiful flower beds and well kept lawn, flanked by attractive cottages. The church has 13th, 14th and some later 15th century architecture to enjoy. It has a chancel, nave, north and south aisles, north and south trancepts and a south porch with a chamber over.