History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Ridlington Park, located south of the village, was a royal deer park for over 400 years, from at least 1255. The park formed part of the large royal hunting forest of Rutland.
There are no through roads, and as a result, the village has an air of peace and quiet, with a maze of winding lanes meandering through pleasant countryside.
The parish church of St Mary Magdalene and St Andrew is a 13th-century building boasting a lovely 16th-century wall memorial to Sir James and Lady Harington. There is also an early Norman tympanum over the vestry door, with a carving showing a lion and gryphon in combat.
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Address: Ridlington, Rutland, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: Three miles north-west of Uppingham off the A6003
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Ridlington Church - 0.1 miles (Historic Church)
Brooke, St Peter's Church - 1.9 miles (Historic Church)
Belton-in-Rutland Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church)
Uppingham, St Peter & St Paul's Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Allexton, St Peter's Church - 2.3 miles (Historic Church)
Manton, St Mary's Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church)
Braunston-in-Rutland All Saints Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church)
Wing, St Peter & St Paul's Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church)
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