Glaston is about four miles (6 km) south of Rutland Water and is on the A47 two miles (3 km) east of Uppingham. There are approximately 80 houses in total with one public house 'The Old Pheasant' on Main Road (A47) (previously the Monckton Arms), and a flooring warehouse 'Glaston Carpets'. There is an active Parish Meeting that is held once a month and villagers are currently trying to get a bypass for the village. The parish church of St Andrew has an unusual central spire.
Archaeologists working in the parish in 2000 discovered a late Pleistocene (c. 30,000 b.p.) faunal assemblage in association with an Upper Palaeolithic flint 'leafpoint'.