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

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.

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.

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 Lily Pad Cottages

The Lily Pad Cottages comprises of 8 self catering cottages in a pretty stone village 6 miles south of Stamford. From one bedroom up to five bedrooms, well designed and equipped. Any length of stay offered (min 2 nights), large group bookings also welcome. Some cottages have ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms so ideal for guests with mobility issues. Indoor pool, large patio with gas BBQ. Two great pubs in the village plus local shops.

The Cosy Club

Cosy Clubs celebrate the joys of relaxed dining, drinking and lounging in a fabulous, welcoming setting – think aristocratic abundance with a dash of local village cricket pavilion pottiness! Our magnificent menus veer happily from brunches and light salads to comfort food classics, from fine coffees and smoothies to some of the finest cocktails known to man and woman.

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.

Dawson of Stamford

We are an independent family owned jewellery store. As well as an extensive range of new 18ct gold and platinum jewellery of high quality, we also have a large collection of antique and pre-owned jewellery. In our upstairs showroom we have a large collection of antique, pre-owned and new silver items. This also houses our antique furniture and objet, including carriage clocks.

Rest and be Thankful

Rest and be Thankful is one of three farm cottages built in 1873 set in stunning countryside with lovely views. Walk out of the gate and there are three nearby Nature Reserves. We are just 10 minutes drive from splendid Stamford.
The cottage sleep up to four people. With super comfy beds, high quality bed linen and newly installed double glazing, you are guaranteed a warm and cozy stay. The fully equipped kitchen means you can relax and eat in, or venture out to one of the many local eateries. Or light the BBQ and sit in the garden to enjoy the sunset. Your four-legged friends are also welcome!
Perfect for a romantic getaway.
By booking our other cottage Little Bothy we can accommodate up to 8 people with flexible sleeping arrangements. Great for friends or family to enjoy time together!

Easton Labyrinth & Peace Garden

Easton Labyrinth and Peace Garden is an innovative place of peace, contemplation and reflection for everyone. Situated within the award-winning churchyard of the beautiful historic church of All Saints and just off the Jurassic Way, it is a free and fascinating destination, along with the nearby Priest’s House. The Peace Garden features a focal point sculpture by local artist Michael Moralee called ‘Honouring Life’ and interpretation boards tell visitors more about the historic Grade 1 listed church, the conservation area in the churchyard, and the Peace Garden and Labyrinth.

Old Hall Coach House

This attractive Victorian stone house enjoys wonderful views of Rutland Water. A popular pub and Rutland Sailing Club are in the village. The twin bedroom with private bathroom overlooks the croquet lawn towards Normanton Church. The double bedroom with en-suite and two smaller bedrooms all have glimpses of the water. We also have a self catering flat with views of the moorings with en-suite twin room, a sitting area with TV, and a new kitchen with all modern appliances. Stamford, Oakham and Uppingham are all about 5 miles away. Burghley, Rockingham Castle, Grimsthorpe Castle and Belton House are all within a half hour drive.

Old Hall Coach House

This attractive Victorian stone house enjoys wonderful views of Rutland Water. A popular pub and Rutland Sailing Club are in the village. The twin bedroom with private bathroom overlooks the croquet lawn towards Normanton Church. The double bedroom with en-suite and two smaller bedrooms all have glimpses of the water. We also have a self catering flat with views of the moorings with en-suite twin room, a sitting area with TV, and a new kitchen with all modern appliances. Stamford, Oakham and Uppingham are all about 5 miles away. Burghley, Rockingham Castle, Grimsthorpe Castle and Belton House are all within a half hour drive.

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Stamford Shakespeare Company

Throughout summer, the Stamford Shakespeare Company presents a season of classic plays – William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night and Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.

The theatre is situated in the grounds of historic Tolethorpe Hall, where last summer over 33,000 people experienced the magic of a visit to this unique venue. Enjoy a picnic in the glorious grounds, then take your seat, protected from summer showers, and see a stage like no other.

‘One of the finest things to do in summer’ – The Sunday Times.
‘One of England’s premier alfresco theatre venues’ -The Stage

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The Little Bothy

This recently renovated two-bedroom barn sits behind Old Sulehay Cottages and has been thoughtfully restored and extended to provide a modern self-contained cottage sleeping four people. Imaginatively designed and finished to a very high standard, the bar offers luxury and comfort in abundance.

The Little Bothy has its own courtyard with garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ. The sunny south facing lawned garden has furniture so you can enjoy the evening sunshine. The orchard is yours to walk in or sit and have a glass of wine.

Perfect for a romantic getaway….quiet, peaceful and relaxing.

By booking our other cottage Rest and be Thankful we can accommodate up to 8 people with flexible sleeping arrangements. Great for friends or family to enjoy time together!

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No. 9 Burghley Lane

No. 9 Burghley Lane in Stamford is a 4 storey, Grade 2 listed town house sleeping up to eight guests. Great location to explore Stamford and Burghley Park. Well equipped and many original features.

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