Blue Badge Tour Guide – Jill Collinge

Blue Badge Tour Guide – Jill Collinge
Attractions | Stamford
Jill has been guiding for over 25 years having qualified as Blue Badge Tour Guide for Lincolnshire & Rutland and is the Stamford Town Guide. She has extensive knowledge of the region whether it is from a historical, social or architectural perspective. Offering a range of guided services, she aims to ensure that each guided walk, talk or coach tour is tailored to its audience and presented in an informative yet entertaining and anecdotal style. Jill has considerable experience working with the media (TV, press, radio) at a local, national and international level.
Stamford
www.stamfordtours.co.uk
jillcollinge2002@hotmail.com
01780 729076 & 07712 853854

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Stamford
www.stamfordtours.co.uk
jillcollinge2002@hotmail.com
01780 729076 & 07712 853854

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More to see and do in Stamford

Nene Valley Railway

Enjoy the romance of steam for 7.5 miles along the picturesque Nene Valley. Our 5 Stations will take you from the magnificent Cathedral city of Peterborough (only a 20 mins walk from our halt ) though the Nene Park with it’s visitor and child friendly attractions through to the rural Yarwell halt with riverside walks and excellent county pubs.

Café au Chocolat

Captivating the hearts of residents and visitors of Stamford is Café au Chocolat, the taste of continental France. This chic and cosy family-run café & creperie appeals to customers of all ages with its original offering of authentic French crepes, eye catching patisserie, fine artisan chocolates and speciality single origin coffees and organic hot chocolates! The staff are skilled in the original Breton art of making traditional crepes and use gluten free buckwheat flour to produce mouth-watering sweet and savoury crepes & galettes as customers look on. This is a Cafe with a difference and there is something for everyone at Cafe au Chocolat.

Stamford Arts Centre

A thriving multi-arts venue located in Stamford, which also houses the Stamford Tourist Information Centre. There is opportunity to experience a wide variety of arts, from theatre, cinema, music and poetry to sculpture, dance, painting and drawing. Professional touring theatre companies regularly visit the intimate theatre, as well as the resident Shoestring Theatre Company. The theatre doubles up as a cinema which has become a film hub for the local area over the last 25 years. The beautiful Ballroom hosts a range of concerts including a classical season, plus dances and workshops. Diverse art exhibitions can also be found in the Gallery. The Arts Centre cafe, Cellar Bar and Gallery Bar offer a warm welcome too. The centre is run by Cultural Services of South Kesteven District Council.

Burghley

Burghley has been entertaining guests throughout its history and today provides a wonderful backdrop for a variety of events. Magnificent facilities, award winning caterers and a dedicated event team, ensure your event is successful and memorable to all. Every occasion can be tailored to suit individual requirements, promising a completely unique event each and every time.
The House itself has three function rooms whilst the gardens and parkland provide several potential marquee sites with fantastic views of the House and lake. Create your own unique wedding at Burghley and choose from our three licensed rooms. For a smaller or less formal meeting or seminar, rooms are available, seating up to 80 theatre-style or 28 boardroom-style. Accommodation is available in a range of local hotels.

Burghley

Burghley, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan age, was built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587. The main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors. Visitor facilities include The Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the hisotric parkland laid out by Capability Brown. History can come alive in a single trip – whether you take a guided tour, enjoy a walk through the park or explore the gardens.

Browne’s Hospital & Museum

The Hospital or almshouse was founded by William Browne, a rich wool merchant of Stamford, and built in 1475. The Hospital or Bedehouse – a name by which it was also known – was established as a home and a house of prayer for 10 poor men and 2 poor women, with a Warden and a Confrater, both of whom were to be priests. The main rooms that can be visited are the Common Room, the Chapel, the Staircase, the Audit Room and the Confraters’ Room which contain original artefacts. The chapel retains important 15th century stained glass of national significance.

Blue Badge Tour Guide – Jill Collinge

Jill has been guiding for over 25 years having qualified as Blue Badge Tour Guide for Lincolnshire & Rutland and is the Stamford Town Guide. She has extensive knowledge of the region whether it is from a historical, social or architectural perspective. Offering a range of guided services, she aims to ensure that each guided walk, talk or coach tour is tailored to its audience and presented in an informative yet entertaining and anecdotal style. Jill has considerable experience working with the media (TV, press, radio) at a local, national and international level.

Frothy’s Coffee Shop

Frothys Coffee Shop is a family run business and one of Stamford’s main meeting places. We pride ourselves on our welcoming and friendly customer service, excellent drinks, light lunches and delicious cakes. All our food is freshly prepared and to order on the premises using quality, locally sourced produce whenever possible. There is plenty of space, a great map on the wall and a local artist’s picture of the market takes pride of place. Seating outside in the summer and a lovely roaring open fire in winter. Newspapers and magazines are on display for your perusal.

The Garden House

The Garden House is just a few minutes stroll from the centre of historic Stamford. The house offers free Wifi, 19 ensuite rooms and beautiful walled gardens. It can be offered for groups of 16-38 people on an exclusive, self-catering basis – or our chef can provide meals if required. We also hire out The Coach House, set within our grounds, which can accommodate up to 6 people and has its own kitchen, lounge, dining area and bathroom. Both properties have free parking.

Loomes Clock & Watchmakers

Proper British watchmakers occupy the old gaoler’s house next to the town bridge in Stamford. Loomes are an old established family firm who not only restore but also make fine timepieces. Our qualified and experienced staff can restore almost any kind of antique domestic clock, from an early long-case to a modern quarter-chiming wall clock. For larger items, we are able to collect and deliver and the clock is guaranteed ‘in the home’. Loomes watches are famous around the world. Loomes are currently the only British firm who can supply an entirely British made mechanical wristwatch. From our heritage workshops, we produce only a hundred watches a year. Each is hand-made by skilled staff, using components designed and manufactured in Stamford. Loomes watches are available in stainless steel or 18ct solid gold cases.

Nene Valley Railway

Enjoy the romance of steam for 7.5 miles along the picturesque Nene Valley. Our 5 Stations will take you from the magnificent Cathedral city of Peterborough (only a 20 mins walk from our halt ) though the Nene Park with it’s visitor and child friendly attractions through to the rural Yarwell halt with riverside walks and excellent county pubs.

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The Garden House

The Garden House is just a few minutes stroll from the centre of historic Stamford. The house offers free Wifi, 19 ensuite rooms and beautiful walled gardens. It can be offered for groups of 16-38 people on an exclusive, self-catering basis – or our chef can provide meals if required. We also hire out The Coach House, set within our grounds, which can accommodate up to 6 people and has its own kitchen, lounge, dining area and bathroom. Both properties have free parking.

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Burghley

Burghley has been entertaining guests throughout its history and today provides a wonderful backdrop for a variety of events. Magnificent facilities, award winning caterers and a dedicated event team, ensure your event is successful and memorable to all. Every occasion can be tailored to suit individual requirements, promising a completely unique event each and every time.
The House itself has three function rooms whilst the gardens and parkland provide several potential marquee sites with fantastic views of the House and lake. Create your own unique wedding at Burghley and choose from our three licensed rooms. For a smaller or less formal meeting or seminar, rooms are available, seating up to 80 theatre-style or 28 boardroom-style. Accommodation is available in a range of local hotels.

read more

Stamford Arts Centre

A thriving multi-arts venue located in Stamford, which also houses the Stamford Tourist Information Centre. There is opportunity to experience a wide variety of arts, from theatre, cinema, music and poetry to sculpture, dance, painting and drawing. Professional touring theatre companies regularly visit the intimate theatre, as well as the resident Shoestring Theatre Company. The theatre doubles up as a cinema which has become a film hub for the local area over the last 25 years. The beautiful Ballroom hosts a range of concerts including a classical season, plus dances and workshops. Diverse art exhibitions can also be found in the Gallery. The Arts Centre cafe, Cellar Bar and Gallery Bar offer a warm welcome too. The centre is run by Cultural Services of South Kesteven District Council.

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