Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours

Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours
Attractions | Guided Walks | Stamford
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
www.stamfordsightsandsecretstours.com
stamford.sightsandsecrets@gmail.com
07534 308928

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www.stamfordsightsandsecretstours.com
stamford.sightsandsecrets@gmail.com
07534 308928

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More to see and do in Stamford

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Little Barn

Rural tranquillity in high quality self-catering luxury awaits you in the charming, quiet village of Carlby, near Stamford. You’ll feel so at home in the open plan, comfortable surroundings of The Little Barn – with a full, modern kitchen area and stylish wet room too. King size double bed, plus modern sofa bed option, to sleep up to 4 people. A detached, single level property with disabled access and adjacent to your hosts’ home. Breakfast tray provided, free Wifi, cot on request, off road parking and local walks. A short drive to nearby village inns. The Little Barn is wonderful base for exploring Stamford, Burghley House, Tolethorpe Hall’s open-air Shakespeare theatre, Bourne and Rutland Water. ‘Perfectly equipped, lovely little touches, very welcoming owners, gorgeous bathroom’

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!

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.

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. We can offer 3 bedrooms, which are two king-size rooms with en-suite facilities: one with a shower, one with a bath. There is 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. There is plenty of parking with easy access and a private garden.

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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

read more

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!

read more
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