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.
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.
Burghley House Enjoy this famous mansion with it's gardens and grounds.
Stamford Museum Discover the past history of the town.
Empingham 5.1 miles Visit the village and the church.
Butterfly Farm & Aquatic Centre 5.8 miles See the beautiful butterflies.
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)