It stands on the North shore of Rutland Water, the largest man made lake in Europe.
St. Michael and All Angels Church has Anglo-Saxon origins, and a 13th century bellcote.
At Sykes Lane, beside Rutland Water, is the Butterfly and Aquatic Centre, as well as the Tourist Information Centre.
From a landing stage at Whitwell Creek, the popular "Rutland Belle" pleasure cruiser gives tours of the lake.
Whitwell has managed to get itself twinned with Paris, the capital of France.