History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Behind the church a blue plaque marks the original building occupied by Uppingham School. The school now occupies a location off High Street West, though the school grounds now stretch to 120 acres, and include lovely areas of period buildings set around quadrangles and courtyards.
A very short distance from Uppingham is the Lyddington Bede House, all that remains of a medieval bishop's palace. To the south is Stoke Dry, where the parish church of St Andrews boasts wonderful medieval wall paintings and a chamber where the Gunpowder Plotters were said to have met to plan their unsuccessful attempt to kill James I. A few miles further south is historic Rockingham Castle.
Discover Rutland has published a very handy walking guide to Uppingham, available locally and at most tourist sites across the county.
Address: Uppingham, Rutland, England
Attraction Type: Town
Location: On the A6003 6 miles south of Oakham
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Uppingham, St Peter & St Paul's Church - 0.1 miles (Historic Church)
Bisbrooke, St John's Church - 1.3 miles (Historic Church)
Lyddington Bede House - 1.7 miles (Historic Building)
Stoke Dry, St Andrew's Church - 1.7 miles (Historic Church)
Lyddington, St Andrew Church - 1.7 miles (Historic Church)
Wing, St Peter & St Paul's Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church)
Ridlington Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Allexton, St Peter's Church - 3 miles (Historic Church)
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