Rutland, the fourth smallest county in the UK, is a historic county located in the East Midlands of England. The county town is Rutland, and it is one of only two towns in the county, the second being Uppingham. The region is dominated by a large manmade reservoir directly in the middle of the county, […]


In the East Midlands of England lies the county of Northamptonshire and it is the southernmost county in the region. The county town, from which the region gets its name, is Northampton and the county flower is the cowslip. Two main river systems, the River Severn and The Wash, feature dominantly in the region. Two […]


Nottinghamshire is located in in the East Midlands of England, and the county town, from which the region takes its name, is Nottingham. Nottinghamshire is home to in the infamous Sherwood Forest, the stomping ground of the legend that is Robin Hood. The area sits on extensive coal rocks, which were mined along with iron […]


Lincolnshire is located in the East Midlands of England, with a long coastline adjacent to the North Sea. The county town is the city of Lincoln, from which the county received its name.  There are several geographical sub-regions in the area, including: the Lincolnshire Wolds, consisting of rolling chalk hills; The Lincolnshire Fens, a coastal […]


Leicestershire is a county in the English Midlands, taking its name from the city of Leicester located in its centre. The geographical centre of England is in Leicestershire, in a village named Meriden.  The modern landscape was mostly formed following the retraction of the ice sheets at the end of the last Ice Age. This […]


Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands, England. The landscape is varied, and has been separated into 11 distinct landscape types, known as National Character Areas. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within the county, which includes a section of the Pennine range, and Kinder Scout, the highest point in […]