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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.

Tourist Attractions in and near Stamford to Visit

Activities

Activities

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.

Museums

Museums

Stamford Museum Discover the past history of the town.

Outdoors

Out & About

Empingham 5.1 miles Visit the village and the church.

Zoos

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)
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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
    Stamford
    PE9 2DL
    Tel: 01780 755611
    Email: stamfordtic@southkesteven.gov.uk
Hotels
The George Hotel of Stamford
71 St Martins Stamford PE9 2LB

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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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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Stamford Weather
Thursday 27th November
Day :Light drizzle9°C Light drizzle
Night :Fog7°C Fog
Friday 28th November
Day :Cloudy skies11°C Cloudy skies
Night :Partly cloudy skies8°C Partly cloudy skies
Where to Stay in Stamford
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