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Rutland Belle

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Rutland Belle
Whitwell North Shore
Rutland Water
LE15 8BL
Phone: 01572 787630
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Website: Visit Website

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Rutland Water Cruises is a family-run business that operates boat trips around Rutland Water during afternoons from April to October each year. Please check out their own website for a sailing timetable. The Rutland Belle sails from Whitwell on the North Shore of the lake and calls in at Normanton on the South Shore. Visitors can observe the scenery around the lake from the water, whilst listening to a commentary highlighting points of interest along the route.

The staff on board the boat were extremely helpful and friendly on our researchers visit and boarding was a smooth process.

Please note for health and safety reasons there are only six spaces allocated for people with severely restricted mobility and so, particularly at peak times, pre-booking will ensure a place on a sailing of your own choice.

Once on board for wheelchair users there is good visibility but please note there is limited access around the deck area however staff are on hand to assist with obtaining light refreshments if required.

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  • Designated Disabled car parking (3 free spaces)
  • Hard surfaced car park
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access to entrance (ramped)
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access into venue (platform lift see photo)
  • Prebooking necessary for wheelchair users (this is recommended see main description)


  • Wheelchair accessible toilet/toilets (There is no designated toilet on the boat but there is a designated toilet at the nearby water sports centre and also one within the Harbour Cafe and Bar for more information check out the rutland water visitor attraction web page)


  • Level/ramped access to cafe/tearoom (The Harbour Cafe and Bar is adjacent to the Rutland Belle departure point)
  • Accessible counter/cutlery if self service
  • Sufficient wheelchair access to tables


  • assistance dogs welcome
  • Hearing loop (for the on board commentary)