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A view of Matlock Bath

Matlock Bath

in the county of Derbyshire

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Pictures of Uppingham

in the county of Rutland
Uppingham Market Place, Rutland

About Uppingham

Uppingham is a small town in what used to be called Rutland. It was just a tiny county, yet it encompassed some of the most beautiful countryside in England. A change of name did nothing to diminish its beauty.

Long shadows are cast by the spire of the church of St.Peter and St.Paul, built in Anglo-Saxon times, the church occupies a prominent position off the old market-place, and is surrounded by other pleasing historic buildings.

The county has long been famed for its excellent hunting and for its great cheese, red Leicester being one of Britain's best loved native varieties.

A short distance away lies Bede House at Lyddington, which until the reformation was the home of the Bishops of Lincoln. The interesting village of Seaton is also within easy driving distance. This is where you can see the Welland Viaduct, which at about a mile in length is the longest of its kind in England.

Recommended towns & villages near Uppingham

Hallaton village centre, Leicestershire.

Hallaton (18 Pictures) in the county of Leicestershire

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction SW of Uppingham)

Easter Monday sees the villages of Hallaton and Medbourne engaged in a riotous 'bottle kicking' contest which is said to have pagan origins...

Oakham Castle and Church of England Church

Oakham (86 Pictures) in the county of Rutland

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction N of Uppingham)

For centuries the countryside around Oakham has echoed to the sound of hunting horns, for the vales and rolling farmland surrounding this sedate market town, have been the stamping ground for the counties hunting fraternity...

Stamford

Stamford (246 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Lincolnshire

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction NE of Uppingham)

Of the 17 churches, only 6 now remain in Stamford, which is without doubt, one of the finest medieval towns in the British Isles, if not in Europe...

Fotheringhay

Fotheringhay (27 Pictures) in the county of Northamptonshire

(12.7 miles, 20.4 km, direction E of Uppingham)

The lantern tower of the Church of St. Mary and All Saints at Fotheringhay shines through the deepening shadows of the great trees that frame it, shadows matched in darkness by those less visible that haunt the village where the final tragedy of Mary, Queen of Scots was enacted...

St. Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

Melton Mowbray (25 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Leicestershire

(14.0 miles, 22.6 km, direction NW of Uppingham)

An historic market town famous for its Pork packed pies and Stilton cheeses, both are savoured all over Britain and in many other countries...

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Rutland Water

Rutland Water (128 Pictures)

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction N)

Rutland Water is the largest reservoir in England (by surface area) and one of the largest artificial lakes in Europe. Its.....

View from Rockingham Castle, Corby, Northamptonshire

Rockingham Castle (7 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction S)

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Rockingham Castle Gardens, Corby, Northamptonshire

Rockingham Castle Gardens (3 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction S)

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Kirby Hall

Kirby Hall (30 Pictures)

(5.7 miles, 9.2 km, direction SE)

Looking around the romantic ruin of Kirby Hall it is easy to imagine the splendour of an age when romance was all, and great.....

Deene Park, Corby, Northamptonshire

Deene Park (5 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.0 km, direction SE)

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Rushton Triangular Lodge, Northamptonshire

Rushton Triangular Lodge (9 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction S)

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Lyveden New Bield

Lyveden New Bield (33 Pictures)

(11.4 miles, 18.3 km, direction SE)

This magnificent ruin is a rare romantic survival from the great Elizabethan period. The landscape on which the relic of this.....


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