History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Conjecture, as repeated on the much-worn sign beside the maze, is that spiritual pilgrims would work their way through the maze on their knees, pausing to meditate at various points.
Turf mazes are not unknown in England and were once a feature of many villages, but the Wing maze is extremely well preserved. The maze is signposted from the main road through the village.
The parish church of St Peter and St Paul stands on a high mound overlooking the High Street, and dates to at least the early 12th century, though in truth there is little to excite an avid church explorer save for a 14th-century double piscina.
NB. Don't confuse Rutland's Wing with the village of Wing in Buckinghamshire, famous for its Saxon church.
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Address: Wing, Rutland, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On a minor road three miles northeast of Uppingham
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Wing, St Peter & St Paul's Church - 0 miles (Historic Church)
Bisbrooke, St John's Church - 1.3 miles (Historic Church)
Manton, St Mary's Church - 1.9 miles (Historic Church)
Uppingham, St Peter & St Paul's Church - 1.9 miles (Historic Church)
Lyndon, St Martin's Church - 2 miles (Historic Church)
Morcott, St Mary's Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Ridlington Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church)
North Luffenham, St John's Church - 3 miles (Historic Church)
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