Stamford

Stamford

Stamford

Stamford

Stamford

Stamford has a unique blend of history, niche shopping and stunning Georgian architecture – and won the supreme compliment from the Sunday Times newspaper as ‘Britain’s top place to live’ in 2013. Proclaimed by Sir Walter Scott as “the finest stone town in England”, it was declared a conservation area in 1967 and has over 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone including five medieval churches.

Stamford is a bustling, prosperous market town and has a wide range of shops, hostelries and attractions. There is a thriving high street with coffee shops, restaurants and a vast range of retailers to tempt you. Our main street market is on a Friday with a smaller Saturday market and once a fortnight there is a Farmers’ Market.

You must not miss the Arts Centre; built in 1768 it is one of the oldest provincial theatres in England, which holds many events throughout the year. The Steam Brewery, Browne’s Hospital’s and the 12th century ruins of St Leonard’s Priory are all worth a look. You may well find an event going on in the town or on the riverside Meadows, in this ‘town of festivals’.

The popular Town Trail takes you through Stamford exploring quaint passageways, main thoroughfares and market squares. So whether the tranquil river walks, fine Georgian buildings or the more modern attractions captivate you, Stamford has something to charm everyone.

On the outskirts of Stamford is one of the most impressive Elizabethan houses in England, Burghley House – with eighteen treasure-filled state rooms boasting a world-renowned collection of tapestries, porcelain and paintings. The stunning Garden of Surprises and sculpture garden complete the picture.

Rutland Water to the west of South Kesteven, is one of Europe’s largest reservoirs and now a haven for fishing, cycling, sailing and wildlife, and rolling countryside with picturesque villages all round.

 

Click here to download a map of Stamford’s town centre.

Explore our beautiful locations in Stamford

Old Hall Coach House exterior 2

Old Hall Coach House

This attractive Victorian stone house enjoys wonderful views of Rutland Water. A popular pub and Rutland Sailing Club are in ...
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Rest & Be Thankful new lounge

Rest and be Thankful

Rest and be Thankful is one of three farm cottages built in 1873 set in stunning countryside with lovely views ...
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Garden House garden exterior

The Garden House

The Garden House is just a few minutes stroll from the centre of historic Stamford. The house offers free Wifi, ...
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The Lily Pad cottages, Nassington

The Lily Pad Cottages

The Lily Pad Cottages comprises of 8 self catering cottages in a pretty stone village 6 miles south of Stamford ...
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9 Burghley Lane Stamford Cottages bedroom

No. 9 Burghley Lane

No. 9 Burghley Lane in Stamford is a 4 storey, Grade 2 listed town house sleeping up to eight guests ...
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Bumble Bee Barn bedroom 2

Bumble Bee Barn

Bumble Bee Barn is a high quality stone built barn conversion, formerly a cart shed and grain store. This was ...
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Magnolia House exterior

Magnolia House

A warm welcome awaits you at Magnolia House - a stylish B&B in a quiet location within walking distance of ...
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Little Bothy exterior

The Little Bothy

This recently renovated two-bedroom barn sits behind Old Sulehay Cottages and has been thoughtfully restored and extended to provide a ...
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The Bee Cottage

The Bee Cottage

Situated in the village of Cottesmore and only 5 minutes away from Rutland Water, is a 17th C. picture-perfect thatched ...
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The Little Barn, Carlby exterior

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 ...
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Other Accommodation in this area

Non-members of Discover South Kesteven

 

Hotels

The Crown Hotel

6 All Saints’ Place
Stamford
PE9 2AG

01780 763136

The George Hotel

71 High Street
St Martin’s
Stamford
PE9 2LB

01780 750750

The William Cecil Hotel

St Martins
Stamford
PE9 2LJ

01780 750070

B&Bs

19 West Street

West St
King’s Cliffe
Peterborough
PE8 6XB

01780 470365

30 Casewick Lane

Uffington
Nr Stamford
PE9 4SX

01780 757932

64 High Street

64 High Street St Martin’s
Stamford
PE9 2LA

01780 756611

Borderville Farm

Ryhall Road
Uffington
Stamford
PE9 4QN

01780 754765

Candlesticks Restaurant & Rooms

1 Church Ln
Stamford
PE9 2JU

01780 764033

2 St Marys Place

Stamford
PE9 2DN

01780 757079

Castle Farm Guesthouse

Main Street
Fotheringhay
PE8 5HZ

01832 226200

Gwynne House

13 Kings Rd
Stamford
PE9 1HD

01780 762210

Meadow View

Wothorpe Rd
Stamford
PE9 2JR

01780 762133

Stamford House

28 Aberdeen Close
Stamford
PE9 2TN

01780 592791

PJzzz at The Black Bull

Cheyne Lane
Stamford
PE9 2JE

01780 480050

Rowan House

Station Road
Barnack
Stamford
PE9 3DW

01780 740705

The Bull & Swan

24 High Street
St Martin’s
Stamford
PE9 2LJ

01780 766412

The Stamford Lodge

66 Scotgate
Stamford
PE9 2YN

01780 482932

The Rectory

16 St Georges Square
Stamford
PE9 2BN

01780 482099

The Olive Branch

Main Street
Clipsham
Stamford
LE15 7SH

01780 410355

The Poached Egg

8 Porters Lane
Easton on the Hill
PE9 3NF

07811 064053

Spanhoe Lodge

Laxton
Nr Corby
NN17 3AT

01780 450328

Pheasants Roost

Lyndon Rd
Manton
Oakham
LE15 8RN

01572 737800

 

Self Catering

19 Church Court

Stamford
PE9 2HY

01780 756611

Park Gate Cottage

13 Burghley Lane
Stamford
Lincolnshire
PE9 2LT

01778 570555

The Keys

11 Ash Place
Stamford
PE9 2JB

07775 730267

Pea Cottage

Main Street
Southorpe
Stamford
PE9 3BX

07432 643872

Riverside Apartments

1-4 Wharf Road
Stamford
PE9 2DU

01733 851135

The Painted House

15 St Peter’s St
Stamford
PE9 2PF

07773 344465

The Little Annex

81 Drift Ave
Stamford
PE9 1YJ

01780 753448

The Dairy Cottages

Burghley House
Stamford
PE9 3JY

01780 752451

Aunby Cottages

Aunby Manor
Aunby
Stamford
PE9 4EE

07966 138858

Clematis Cottages

Lodge Farm
Aunby
Stamford
PE9 4EE

01778 590280

Hall Farm

Hall Yard
Kings Cliffe
Peterborough
PE8 6XQ

01780 470796

Granary Cottage

The Granary
Stamford Rd
West Deeping
PE6 9JD

07767 824245

Old Rectory

Old Rectory
The Avenue
Carlby
Stamford
PE9 4NA

07881 511734

Elderflower Cottage

Belmesthorpe Lane
Ryhall
Stamford
PE9 4JF

01780 757188

Rectory Farm Annexe

Rectory Farm
Glen Road
Castle Bytham
NG33 4RJ

01780 411331

Glen Cottage

15 Glen Road
Castle Bytham
NG33 4RJ

01780 410762

Stretton Lakes

Stretton
Oakham
LE15 7QS

01780 410507

Candlelight Cottage

Main Street
Yarwell
Stamford
PE8 6PR

01780 782730

River Nene Cottages

1 Mill Lane
Water Newton
Peterborough
PE8 6LY

01733 230628

 

Caravan & Camping

Road End Caravan Park

10 Toll Bar Road
Gt Casterton
Stamford
PE9 4B

01780 763417

Cafe au chocolat Stamford

Café au Chocolat

Captivating the hearts of residents and visitors of Stamford is Café au Chocolat, the taste of continental France. This chic ...
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Cosy Club Stamford

The Cosy Club

Cosy Clubs celebrate the joys of relaxed dining, drinking and lounging in a fabulous, welcoming setting - think aristocratic abundance ...
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Frothy's Coffee Shop

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 ...
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Stamford view

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 ...
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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 ...
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All Saints, Easton on the Hill

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 ...
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Stamford's finest antiques centre with extensive stalls, free parking, central location.

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 ...
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Priest's House exterior

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 ...
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Browne's Hospital

Browne’s Hospital & Museum

The Hospital or almshouse was founded by William Browne, a rich wool merchant of Stamford, and built in 1475. The ...
Read More
Nene Valley Railway steam train

Nene Valley Railway

Enjoy the romance of steam for 7.5 miles along the picturesque Nene Valley. Our 5 Stations will take you from ...
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Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours Welcome to Stamford Sign

Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours

Join us on a 90 minute guided walking tour around the beautiful, unspoiled town of Stamford. See the sights, discover ...
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Burghley horse trials jump

Burghley Horse Trials

The world’s greatest 5* equestrian event acknowledged globally by leading riders as their ultimate competitive goal. A key event towards ...
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Burghley House - Bow Room

Burghley

Burghley, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan age, was built and mostly designed by William ...
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Loomes Regency wrist watch

Loomes Clock & Watchmakers

Proper British watchmakers occupy the old gaoler's house next to the town bridge in Stamford. Loomes are an old established ...
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Dawson Shop Front

Dawson of Stamford

We are an independent family owned jewellery store. As well as an extensive range of new 18ct gold and platinum ...
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Stamford's finest antiques centre with extensive stalls, free parking, central location.

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 ...
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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 ...
Read More
Stamford arts centre theatre

Stamford Arts Centre

A thriving multi-arts venue located in Stamford, which also houses the Stamford Tourist Information Centre. There is opportunity to experience ...
Read More

Explore our beautiful locations in Stamford

The Bee Cottage

The Bee Cottage

Situated in the village of Cottesmore and only 5 minutes away from Rutland Water, is a 17th C. picture-perfect thatched ...
Read More
Little Bothy exterior

The Little Bothy

This recently renovated two-bedroom barn sits behind Old Sulehay Cottages and has been thoughtfully restored and extended to provide a ...
Read More
Bumble Bee Barn bedroom 2

Bumble Bee Barn

Bumble Bee Barn is a high quality stone built barn conversion, formerly a cart shed and grain store. This was ...
Read More
9 Burghley Lane Stamford Cottages bedroom

No. 9 Burghley Lane

No. 9 Burghley Lane in Stamford is a 4 storey, Grade 2 listed town house sleeping up to eight guests ...
Read More
Old Hall Coach House exterior 2

Old Hall Coach House

This attractive Victorian stone house enjoys wonderful views of Rutland Water. A popular pub and Rutland Sailing Club are in ...
Read More
Magnolia House exterior

Magnolia House

A warm welcome awaits you at Magnolia House - a stylish B&B in a quiet location within walking distance of ...
Read More
The Lily Pad cottages, Nassington

The Lily Pad Cottages

The Lily Pad Cottages comprises of 8 self catering cottages in a pretty stone village 6 miles south of Stamford ...
Read More
Garden House garden exterior

The Garden House

The Garden House is just a few minutes stroll from the centre of historic Stamford. The house offers free Wifi, ...
Read More
Rest & Be Thankful new lounge

Rest and be Thankful

Rest and be Thankful is one of three farm cottages built in 1873 set in stunning countryside with lovely views ...
Read More
The Little Barn, Carlby exterior

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 ...
Read More

Other Accommodation in this area

Non-members of Discover South Kesteven

 

Hotels

The Crown Hotel

6 All Saints’ Place
Stamford
PE9 2AG

01780 763136

The George Hotel

71 High Street
St Martin’s
Stamford
PE9 2LB

01780 750750

The William Cecil Hotel

St Martins
Stamford
PE9 2LJ

01780 750070

B&Bs

19 West Street

West St
King’s Cliffe
Peterborough
PE8 6XB

01780 470365

30 Casewick Lane

Uffington
Nr Stamford
PE9 4SX

01780 757932

64 High Street

64 High Street St Martin’s
Stamford
PE9 2LA

01780 756611

Borderville Farm

Ryhall Road
Uffington
Stamford
PE9 4QN

01780 754765

Candlesticks Restaurant & Rooms

1 Church Ln
Stamford
PE9 2JU

01780 764033

2 St Marys Place

Stamford
PE9 2DN

01780 757079

Castle Farm Guesthouse

Main Street
Fotheringhay
PE8 5HZ

01832 226200

Gwynne House

13 Kings Rd
Stamford
PE9 1HD

01780 762210

Meadow View

Wothorpe Rd
Stamford
PE9 2JR

01780 762133

Stamford House

28 Aberdeen Close
Stamford
PE9 2TN

01780 592791

PJzzz at The Black Bull

Cheyne Lane
Stamford
PE9 2JE

01780 480050

Rowan House

Station Road
Barnack
Stamford
PE9 3DW

01780 740705

The Bull & Swan

24 High Street
St Martin’s
Stamford
PE9 2LJ

01780 766412

The Stamford Lodge

66 Scotgate
Stamford
PE9 2YN

01780 482932

The Rectory

16 St Georges Square
Stamford
PE9 2BN

01780 482099

The Olive Branch

Main Street
Clipsham
Stamford
LE15 7SH

01780 410355

The Poached Egg

8 Porters Lane
Easton on the Hill
PE9 3NF

07811 064053

Spanhoe Lodge

Laxton
Nr Corby
NN17 3AT

01780 450328

Pheasants Roost

Lyndon Rd
Manton
Oakham
LE15 8RN

01572 737800

Self Catering

19 Church Court

Stamford
PE9 2HY

01780 756611

Pea Cottage

Main Street
Southorpe
Stamford
PE9 3BX

07432 643872

Park Gate Cottage

13 Burghley Lane
Stamford
Lincolnshire
PE9 2LT

01778 570555

The Keys

11 Ash Place
Stamford
PE9 2JB

07775 730267

Riverside Apartments

1-4 Wharf Road
Stamford
PE9 2DU

01733 851135

The Painted House

15 St Peter’s St
Stamford
PE9 2PF

07773 344465

The Little Annex

81 Drift Ave
Stamford
PE9 1YJ

01780 753448

The Dairy Cottages

Burghley House
Stamford
PE9 3JY

01780 752451

Aunby Cottages

Aunby Manor
Aunby
Stamford
PE9 4EE

07966 138858

Clematis Cottages

Lodge Farm
Aunby
Stamford
PE9 4EE

01778 590280

Hall Farm

Hall Yard
Kings Cliffe
Peterborough
PE8 6XQ

01780 470796

Granary Cottage

The Granary
Stamford Rd
West Deeping
PE6 9JD

07767 824245

Old Rectory

Old Rectory
The Avenue
Carlby
Stamford
PE9 4NA

07881 511734

Elderflower Cottage

Belmesthorpe Lane
Ryhall
Stamford
PE9 4JF

01780 757188

Rectory Farm Annexe

Rectory Farm
Glen Road
Castle Bytham
NG33 4RJ

01780 411331

Glen Cottage

15 Glen Road
Castle Bytham
NG33 4RJ

01780 410762

Stretton Lakes

Stretton
Oakham
LE15 7QS

01780 410507

Candlelight Cottage

Main Street
Yarwell
Stamford
PE8 6PR

01780 782730

River Nene Cottages

1 Mill Lane
Water Newton
Peterborough
PE8 6LY

01733 230628

Caravan & Camping

Road End Caravan Park

10 Toll Bar Road
Gt Casterton
Stamford
PE9 4B

01780 763417

Cosy Club Stamford

The Cosy Club

Cosy Clubs celebrate the joys of relaxed dining, drinking and lounging in a fabulous, welcoming setting - think aristocratic abundance ...
Read More
Cafe au chocolat Stamford

Café au Chocolat

Captivating the hearts of residents and visitors of Stamford is Café au Chocolat, the taste of continental France. This chic ...
Read More
Frothy's Coffee Shop

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 ...
Read More
DCIM101MEDIADJI_0060.JPG

Stamford Shakespeare Company

Throughout summer, the Stamford Shakespeare Company presents a season of classic plays - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night ...
Read More
Stamford's finest antiques centre with extensive stalls, free parking, central location.

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 ...
Read More
Nene Valley Railway steam train

Nene Valley Railway

Enjoy the romance of steam for 7.5 miles along the picturesque Nene Valley. Our 5 Stations will take you from ...
Read More
Burghley House - Bow Room

Burghley

Burghley, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan age, was built and mostly designed by William ...
Read More
All Saints, Easton on the Hill

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 ...
Read More
Stamford view

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 ...
Read More
Priest's House exterior

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 ...
Read More
Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours Welcome to Stamford Sign

Stamford Sights & Secrets Tours

Join us on a 90 minute guided walking tour around the beautiful, unspoiled town of Stamford. See the sights, discover ...
Read More
Browne's Hospital

Browne’s Hospital & Museum

The Hospital or almshouse was founded by William Browne, a rich wool merchant of Stamford, and built in 1475. The ...
Read More
Burghley horse trials jump

Burghley Horse Trials

The world’s greatest 5* equestrian event acknowledged globally by leading riders as their ultimate competitive goal. A key event towards ...
Read More
Dawson Shop Front

Dawson of Stamford

We are an independent family owned jewellery store. As well as an extensive range of new 18ct gold and platinum ...
Read More
Stamford's finest antiques centre with extensive stalls, free parking, central location.

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 ...
Read More
Loomes Regency wrist watch

Loomes Clock & Watchmakers

Proper British watchmakers occupy the old gaoler's house next to the town bridge in Stamford. Loomes are an old established ...
Read More

Stamford arts centre theatre

Stamford Arts Centre

A thriving multi-arts venue located in Stamford, which also houses the Stamford Tourist Information Centre. There is opportunity to experience ...
Read More
DCIM101MEDIADJI_0060.JPG

Stamford Shakespeare Company

Throughout summer, the Stamford Shakespeare Company presents a season of classic plays - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night ...
Read More
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