Rutland is England's smallest county. The only towns in Rutland are Oakham, the county town, and Uppingham. At the centre of the county is the large artificial reservoir, Rutland Water, with a similar surface area to Windermere. It's said there are more sheep in Rutland than people.
Lavender on display in Oakham, the county town of Rutland, England. Rutland is the smallest historic county in England and lies south east of Leicestershire, kind of in the middle of the country. The only towns in Rutland are Oakham and Uppingham (LOCATION)
Rutland is famous as the smallest of the English counties, it is also one of the most highly picturesque, second only to the famous Cotswolds for its beautiful landscape, leafy lanes and mellow stone buildings. Fabulous Rutland Water, built during the second half of the 20th-century is perhaps Rutlands biggest tourist attraction. This lies near to Oakham and is one of the largest man-made lakes of western Europe. The 3,100 acre reservoir is set amidst stunning scenery.