History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
At the heart of the town is the historic market place, where weekly markets have been held since the 13th century. On one side of the market is the Falcon Hotel, an old coaching inn and local landmark.
Across the market place is the parish church of St Peter and St Paul, which was associated with the royal manor of Ridlington in the late Saxon period. The current church is mostly 14th century, and boasts 4 small pieces of Saxon sculpture.
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.
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Address: Uppingham, Rutland, England
Attraction Type: Town
Location: On the A6003, six 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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