History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The parish church boasts a superb Norman south doorway, tympanum, and chancel arch
Egleton is the centrepoint of the annual Bird Watching Festival (popularly known as BirdFest). A fee applies to access the reserve, which has daylight only hours as of this writing.
At the other end of the village is the parish church of St Edmund, which boasts a quite superb early Norman south door with a tympanum depicting a lion and dragon, while the chancel arch is also beautifully carved with Norman decorative patterns. A real gem of a church in a quiet village setting.
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Address: Egleton, Rutland, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: Off the A6003 just south of Oakham, at the western endge of Rutland Water
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Egleton, St Edmund's Church - 0.2 miles (Historic Church)
Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre - 0.4 miles (Countryside)
Rutland County Museum - 0.9 miles (Museum)
Oakham Castle - 1.1 miles (Castle)
Oakham, All Saints Church - 1.2 miles (Historic Church)
Brooke, St Peter's Church - 1.8 miles (Historic Church)
Manton, St Mary's Church - 1.8 miles (Historic Church)
Hambleton, St Andrews Church - 1.9 miles (Historic Church)
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