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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bumble Bee Barn

Bumble Bee Barn is a high quality stone built barn conversion, formerly a cart shed and grain store. This was part of a working farm, which is still in use today. This lovely self-catering property comprises 3 bedrooms: two king-size en-suite bedrooms – one with a shower, one with a bath, and also a single room with en-suite shower. Bumble Bee Barn has solid oak flooring and doors throughout. Central heating and double glazing makes for a warm cosy welcome. The main living area has views looking out to the front lawn and has comfy sofas, a dining room table and chairs and a widescreen TV. A traditional and well equipped kitchen also has a washer/dryer and dishwasher. On the ground floor is a separate toilet, a coat room and separate chill out room with sofa. A welcome basket of treats awaits your arrival. There is plenty of parking with easy access and a private, secure garden. A country inn is a short walk away, serving good food.

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!

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.

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.

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.

The Priest’s House (National Trust)

Two miles from Stamford, this interesting 15th Century National Trust building contains a museum of local bygones and an extensive exhibition on the mining and preparation of Collyweston slates – an ancient and unique local industry that flourished until the 1950s. A mine has, however, recently reopened using modern working methods. Videos show mining taking place in former times and nowadays. Entry is free every day, all year, from 10am-5pm – access is obtained by contacting one of the very nearby keyholders, as indicated on the property notice board. Every Sunday In June, July & August, the property is open and manned between 2-4.30pm.

Burghley Horse Trials

The world’s greatest 5* equestrian event acknowledged globally by leading riders as their ultimate competitive goal. A key event towards the end of the summer social season, Land Rover Burghley attracts fantastic crowds to witness exhilarating equestrian action alongside browsing the world renowned shopping avenues and enjoying the many other attractions and activities on offer in this truly stunning location of the Burghley estate, near Stamford.
Visit our website for full details for visitors, traders and competitors.

2019 dates: September 5-8
2020 dates: September 3-6

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St. Martin’s Antiques Centre

Situated in the gorgeous Lincolnshire market town of Stamford, St. Martin’s Antique Centre is the only unmatched emporium to delight and interest everyone. With over 70 dealers offering an extensive range of styles from Art Deco, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Vintage and Collectables, we have something to suit every budget and taste. Selling: Lighting, Silver, Furniture, Jewellery, Clothing, Pictures, Prints, Clocks, Watches, Glass, Porcelain, Brass, Copper, Leather, Toys, Rugs, Tools, Signs, Kitchenalia, Coins, Taxidermy – you name it, we’ve got it! The perfect place to browse for hours, with free parking and an easy walk from the town centre and train station.

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Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours

Join us on a 90 minute guided walking tour around the beautiful, unspoiled town of Stamford. See the sights, discover the secrets and meet the faces behind the Georgian facade. Find out about wife-selling, lucky escapes, bull running, why Stamford was rotten and much more!
Tours take place on Wednesdays & Saturdays at 11am, are suitable for all ages and include a children’s trail.
Book in advance on our website, via Stamford Arts Centre box office, or come along and pay on the day at the meeting point outside Stamford Arts Centre. Adult £7.50, Concessions £6.50, Family £20

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Bumble Bee Barn

Bumble Bee Barn is a high quality stone built barn conversion, formerly a cart shed and grain store. This was part of a working farm, which is still in use today. This lovely self-catering property comprises 3 bedrooms: two king-size en-suite bedrooms – one with a shower, one with a bath, and also a single room with en-suite shower. Bumble Bee Barn has solid oak flooring and doors throughout. Central heating and double glazing makes for a warm cosy welcome. The main living area has views looking out to the front lawn and has comfy sofas, a dining room table and chairs and a widescreen TV. A traditional and well equipped kitchen also has a washer/dryer and dishwasher. On the ground floor is a separate toilet, a coat room and separate chill out room with sofa. A welcome basket of treats awaits your arrival. There is plenty of parking with easy access and a private, secure garden. A country inn is a short walk away, serving good food.

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