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Stamford, one of England's oldest coaching towns, full of character and bustle that makes it one of the most visited towns in the area. There are over 500 listed buildings within its medieval walls.

Now bypassed by the busy A1, the town is a peaceful haven, except for the visitors.

In the 13th and 14th century the town was so important it had it's own university, and it's fine church buildings remain.

Visit All Saint's Place with its outstanding buildings. Browne's Hospital, medieval almshouses, with a Jacobean hall and chapel. Down by the river are the Burghley Almshouses, whilst St George's Square is worth a look at with the famous George Hotel, an old coaching inn from the 14th century.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Stamford to Visit



Tallington Lakes Leisure Park Ideal for an active day out, ski, enjoy the watersports, or climb.

Red Kites at Rockingham Forest 6.5 miles Red kites @ Rockingham is signposted from the A43, between Corby and Stamford. The Red Kite, an eagle-like bird, was extinct in Britain by the end of the 19th century and this beautiful bird is being slowly re-introduced.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Burghley House Enjoy this famous mansion with it's gardens and grounds.



Stamford Museum Discover the past history of the town.


Out & About

Empingham 5.1 miles Visit the village and the church.


Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Butterfly Farm & Aquatic Centre 5.8 miles See the beautiful butterflies.

Days Out around Stamford.

West to Leicestershire to visit Melton Mowbray, Rutland Water and Oakham,or travel south to visit Peterborough.

Towns Near Stamford To Visit - straight line distance:

Wansford (5.65 miles) Rutland Water (7.19 miles) Bourne (8.86 miles) Fotheringhay (9.03 miles)
How to get to Stamford
Stamford, off the A1 from Newark or Peterborough, or the A606 from Oakham.

Stamford Tourist Information Centre

  • The Arts Centre
    27 St Mary's Street
    PE9 2DL
    Tel: 01780 755611
The George Hotel of Stamford
71 St Martins Stamford PE9 2LB

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The Exeter Arms
21 Stamford Road Stamford PE9 3NS

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The Bull And Swan
24A High Street, St Martins Stamford PE9 2LJ

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Willoughby Arms
Station Road Stamford NG33 4RA

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The William Cecil
High Street St Martins Stamford PE9 2LJ

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Borderville Farm Guesthouse
Borderville Farm House, Ryhall Road Stamford PE9 4QN

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Stamford Weather
Saturday 23rd May
Day :Overcast skies16°C Overcast skies
Night :Partly cloudy skies8°C Partly cloudy skies
Sunday 24th May
Day :Light rain18°C Light rain
Night :Clear skies6°C Clear skies
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