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Population: 20000
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Sir Malcolm Sargent Colin Dexter John Haigh
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Rat Race Dirty Weekend
Stamford Artisans Guild Craft Fair

Burghley Film Festival

Burghley Horse Trials
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Stamford Artisans Guild Craft Fair
Stamford Christmas Festival
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Stamford Farmers Market
"I have visited the Farmer's Market and think it is excellent. In fact the regular market takes a bit of beating too. However, I cannot recall the date ..." More

Whistle Stop
"good to know its still going well...all the best guys ;-) jonathan thompson

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Crown Hotel
"Good Points: Fantastic room and Bathroom!! Excellent check-in. EVERYONE EXTREMELY polite and welcoming.. Bad Points: Requested upgraded room in hotel, but didn't get room in the the Hotel... Got the town ..." More

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Stamford, 'the finest stone town in England', is in South West Lincolnshire on the River Welland, close to the A1.
There are numerous historical buildings and churches dating from Medieval and Georgian times, including Burghley House and Tolethorpe Hall, now the home of Stamford Shakespeare Company. Stamford is close to the county of Rutland, also with numerous historical buildings and places to visit including Rutland Water for a number of outdoor activities.
Stamford stands in the southern part of Kesteven, Lincolnshire, and is renowned for its historical, religious and architectural wonder. Declared a conservation area in 1967 and proclaimed as 'the finest stone town in England', Stamford offers visitors numerous places to visit and enjoy within easy access of the charming town centre.
The town occupies a strategic point on the Great North Road (A1), being almost half-way between London and York. The Romans chose Great Casterton, slightly to the north - so Stamford's history began with the Saxons and the Danes, who developed sites on both sides of the river before the Norman Conquest. By the 14th century, Stamford was one of the richest towns in England, with wealth based on the woollen industry and exports of pottery and finished cloth. Many religious orders settled here, rich patrons endowed the churches, and there was even an attempt to rival Oxford as a university town in 1333.
However, most visitors are impressed by the 18th and early 19th century town houses, built during Stamford's second great period of prosperity in the stagecoach era. While highwaymen plagued the travellers along the Great North Road, restful nights and good beer were assured in numerous hostelries. Shops sold luxury goods, there was a racecourse, an assembly rooms, and famous actors performed at the Georgian theatre. Quieter times returned once the stagecoaches were superceded by the railways during the 1840's.
Engineering played a role in Stamford's development during the early 20th century, but hospitality and tourism have been a regular feature of town life ever since J. M. W. Turner painted High Street St. Martins. Other people of note connected to the town include Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir Michael Tippett and author Colin Dexter, all of whom attended Stamford School. Population 20,000


All Saints Brewery
Browne's Hospital
Burghley House
Collyweston Quarries Nature Reserve
Stamford Museum
Tallington Lakes


Pettywood Farm
Tallington Lakes Campsite

Care Home

Chater Lodge
Tixover House


Dance - Welland School of Dancing


Central Nightclub


John F. Hawkins
St Mary's Street Dental Surgery


Dr Fields Jr & Partner
New Sheepmarket Surgery
St Mary's Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Brown William H
Evans David Associates
Everitt Green

Johnson Paul
Knight Goodwin

Farmers Market

Stamford Farmers Market

Golf Club

Burghley Park
Rutland County Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Westside Health and Fitness Club

Holiday Park

Tallington Lakes Resort


Crown Hotel
George Hotel
The Bull & Swan at Burghley
The William Cecil
The Willoughby Arms
White Hart Inn


Stamford Farmers Market
Stamford Market
Stamford Red Lion Square Art Market

Pub and Bar

Black Bull
Blue Bell
Collyweston Slater (The)

George Hotel
George of Stamford
Golden Fleece
Green Man
Jolly Brewer
Kings Head
Lord Burghley
Northfields Pub
Northwick Arms
Railway Inn
The Bull & Swan at Burghley
The Plough
Whistle Stop


Black Bull
Blue Bell
Blue Bell (The)

Collyweston Slater (The)
George Hotel
Northwick Arms
Panamania-Panama Joe's
The Bull & Swan at Burghley
The William Cecil
Whistle Stop


A1 Taxis of Stamford


Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre

Sports Clubs

Blackstones FC (Amateur Football)
Stamford (Amateur Football)
Stamford Belvedere (Amateur Football)
Stamford CC (Cricket)
Stamford Striders (Athletics)


Wothorpe Nurseries
The Forge Plant Centre
Stamford Artists Gallery
Grand Prix Sportique

Cusp Gallery
Spencer Coleman Fine
Holland and Barratt
River Nene Home Delivery
Rutland Organic Poultry
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Sirius Jewellery Ltd
Stamford Shop

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Crown Hotel (0.08 miles)

Crown Hotel

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The Crown Hotel is set in the historic town centre of Stamford, just 12 miles from Peterborough and close to the A1. The Crown has been transformed into a contemporary ... More

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Stamford Lodge Guest House (0.10 miles)

Stamford Lodge Guest House

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A family run Guest House in the heart of the Georgian Town of Stamford. Stamford is a beautiful town and was recently used in ... More

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George Hotel (0.30 miles)

George Hotel

The George of Stamford is one of England's greatest coaching inns. It retains the charm and atmosphere of its long history yet offers today's guests every modern comfort. In recent years the hotel has been ... More | visit website

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Rock Lodge Town House (0.31 miles)

Rock Lodge Town House

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Rock Lodge is set in walled gardens enjoying an elevated position, with off street car parking & CCTV .A five minute walk to the centre of Historic Stamford. ‘Philip & ... More

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The Bull & Swan at Burghley (0.49 miles)

The Bull & Swan at Burghley

The Bull & Swan is a historic pub in the magnificent Lincolnshire merchants' town of Stamford. The pub dates back to the late 16th Century and was at one time an important coaching inn on ... More | visit website

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The William Cecil (0.49 miles)

The William Cecil
The William Cecil at Stamford re-opened in 2011 after a complete refurbishment inside and out. The hotel lies within the magnificent Burghley Estate, the centrepiece of which is Burghley House, one of the foremost Treasure ... More | visit website
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The Oak Inn (2.38 miles)

The Oak Inn

This lovely 17th century stone inn is found in the picturesque village of Easton on the Hill, just off the A1 motorway, 2 miles south of the historic town of Stamford.

Hosts Graham and Sonja welcome ... More | visit website

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White Hart Inn (4.45 miles)

White Hart Inn

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The White Hart Inn is a three star property situated between Stamford, one of the finest Georgian stone towns in England and the cathedral city of Peterborough. Located just off ... More

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The Wilderness (4.81 miles)

The Wilderness

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Luxurious Bed & Breakfast in large country house with spectacular views situated on edge of picturesque village. Adjacent to Rutland Water, Europe's largest man made lake and close to Cambridge, ... More

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Barn Lodge (5.14 miles)

Barn Lodge

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Self contained studio accommodation with own private entrance .Situated in the rural village of West Deeping with nearby transport links to the A1,M1 and M11 and close to Peterborough and ... More

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