Enjoy shopping amongst honey-coloured buildings in a distinctly charming English market town
A wealth of history and a host of excellent shops can be found in Rutland’s smaller market town of Uppingham – the town’s weekly market is held on a Friday.
pingham is blessed with a range of speciality shops and traditional retailers, many of which are still family owned and run. For browsing around antiques shops, Uppingham hits the mark perfectly allowing you to meander around the town for hours, finding hidden gems on every corner. Unique items available in Uppingham including glass, china, cutlery, silver, jewellery, maps, furniture, mirrors, coins and much more.
Art is very important to Uppingham. A number of art galleries show pieces worth large sums of money. Visitors come from far and wide to admire and appreciate the pieces on offer.
You can also find great places to eat around the town, catering for a range of tastes and pockets! From traditional country inns to cosy English tea rooms, you’ll find something to tempt your taste buds.
The market square is transformed once a year into the only fatstock show still to be held in temporary penning in a traditional market
town. The first recorded show was in 1889. In 2011 140 sheep, 24 pigs and 20 cattle were entered. The event attracts farmers from all over the area who exhibit their prize livestock and toast their acquaintances afterwards in The Falcon Hotel.
View a Pocket Guide to Uppingham, including a map of Uppingham.
Text taken from www.discover-rutland.co.uk