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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Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours

More to see and do in Stamford

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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’

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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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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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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