Visit Uppingham and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Uppingham, Rutland. An unhurried little town of old-fashioned, bow-fronted shops, quiet streets and sombre ironstone houses, many of them unchanged since the 18th century. The market here was first authorized by Edward I in 1281 and a fair was granted at the same time. Great prosperity followed, reaching its height in the Elizabethan era, but today it is evident that times have changed, for little business is transacted in the market place. The prime importance of Uppingham lies in its great public school, the magnificent buildings of which occupy by far the larger part of the south-west quarter of the town. The original building, founded in 1584, accommodated no more than two dozen boarders and rated as a grammar school. In the 19th century, under the headmastership of the Rev. Edward Thring, its increase in both size and standing can only be described as tremendous. Uppingham has one of the biggest school playing-fields in England, a superb block of buildings, a museum, a chapel and a memorial hall in which is preserved the original charter of the school with the seal of Elizabeth I.
About 3 miles to the North East of Uppingham is the village of Wing, of which the Church of SS. Peter and Paul has a Norman arcade rich with carving, and many surviving traces of 13th- and 14th-century stonework. Of especial interest here is the ancient turf maze, some 44 ft across, which is believed to have served as a means of doing penance.
Nearby cities: Leicester
Nearby towns: Corby, Market Harborough, Oakham, Stamford
Nearby villages: Allexton, Ashley, Barrowden, Bisbrooke, Blatherwycke, Brampton Ash, Braunston, Bulwick, Burley, Caldecott, Caldecott, Corby, Cottingham, Deene, Deenethorpe, East Norton, Edith Weston, Egleton, Empingham, Exton, Gloostone, Goadby, Gretton, Hallaton, Hambleton, Harringworth, Horninghold, Ketton, Knossington, Laxton, Liddington, Lyddington, Manton, Medbourne, Morcott, Normanton, North Luffenham, Preston, Rockingham, Seaton, Slawston, South Luffenham, Stockerston, Stoke Albany, Tugby, Upper Hambleton, Wakerley, Weldon, Wilbarston, Withcote
Have you decided to visit Uppingham or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Uppingham bed and breakfast (a Uppingham B&B or Uppingham b and b)
- a Uppingham guesthouse
- a Uppingham hotel (or motel)
- a Uppingham self-catering establishment, or
- other Uppingham accommodation