Opening hours Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm
Manned by professional and helpful staff, The TIC is based within the Arts Centre and provides a full information service including places to visit, where to eat, what’s on in and around Stamford and, of course, where to stay! We have a full range of traditional souvenirs of Stamford together with guides, timetables and maps to help you along your way. And don’t forget postcards and stamps to let everyone back home know what a great time you’re having and we even sell sweets for the journey. If you require overnight accommodation we can help you with this.
Call: 01780 755611
Welcome to Stamford
Proclaimed by Sir Walter Scott as “the finest stone town in England”, Stamford was declared a conservation area in 1967. It has over 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone in the town centre including five medieval churches, all real gems.
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. They are all worth a look and you may well find an event going on at one of these places or on the Town Meadows, in this ‘town of festivals’. Whilst you are in the area you can enjoy a visit to Burghley House or nearby Rutland Water.
Stamford is a bustling, prosperous, market town. It has a wide range of shops, hostelries and attractions. Our main street market is on a Friday with a smaller Saturday market and once a fortnight there is a Farmers’ Market. So whether the tranquil river walks, fine Georgian buildings or the more modern attractions captivate you, Stamford has something to charm everyone.
The popular Town Trail takes you through Stamford exploring passageways, main thoroughfares and market squares. There is a thriving high street with coffee shops, restaurants and a vast range of retailers to tempt you. 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 Whilst you are in the area you can enjoy a visit to Burghley House and the beauty of Rutland Water to the west, one of Europe’s largest reservoirs and now a haven for fishing, cycling, sailing and wildlife, and rolling countryside with picturesque villages all round.
(Tourist Information Centre & Gift Shop, Coffee Shop, Bar and Gallery)
St Mary's St, Stamford
Drawing on a rich heritage dating from the eighteenth century, housing one of the oldest provincial theatres in the country and the assembly rooms built in 1727. Stamford Arts Centre aims to provide the best in live arts for the area developing an ever widening range of theatre, cinema, music, workshops and exhibitions. Coffee Shop with Free Wi Fi, Open Daily Mon to Sat 9.30am to 8pm and houses Cellar Bar Stamford with regular local guest ales and Poetry & Comedy Evenings. Box Office 01780 763203.
Friday see's Broad Street transform into a bustling market, The Stamford Museum
has now closed but a fine example of a Stamford building on this Street.
All Saints Street, Stamford. Restored Victorian steam brewery with award winning fruit beers. Tours and tastings by advance booking.01780 752186
Broad Street, Stamford. Almshouses built in 1474, original furniture and stained glass. Tours can be booked by ringing 01780-481834. Guided tours cost £3.50 per head. 01780-481834
St Mary's Hill, Stamford. This historic building was purpose built in 1728 and houses an extensive collection of regalia. Visit the Sir Malcolm Sargent Room. Open for tours Fridays, free admission, donations to the renovation of the Town Hall. Call 01780 753808.
St Mary's Street, St Mary's Hill and High Street St Martins
Walk through the georgian splendour of our town and discover many boutique shops and restaurants, see the town bridge and the George Hotel.
Sit a while in the tranquil riverside area and enjoy the views of the Stamford skyline, how many Churches can you spot?
We have over 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone in the town centre including five medieval churches, all real gems and the 12th century ruins St Leonard's Priory. Pop into the Stamford Tourist Information and purchase a copy of the Stamford Jarrold's Guide, which has a wonderful self guided tour!
One of the most impressive Elizabethan houses in England, with eighteen treasure-filled state rooms boasting a world-renowned collection of tapestries, porcelain and paintings. Sculpture garden, garden of surprises and deer park. Open March to October. 01780 752451
Burghley Horse Trials takes place each year in September.
Tolethorpe Hall, Nr Stamford. A stage set in an enchanting glade,with fine actors, stunning sets and gorgeous costumes, the magic of Tolethorpe begins the moment you take your seat in one of Europe's finest open air theatres on a warm summer evening. 01780 756133.
High St Martins, Stamford. An extensive centre with over 50 stalls.01780 481158
Drift Road, Stamford. Includes a pool with wave effect and flume, health and fitness suite.01780 765522
Broad Street, Stamford, Box Office 01780 766455
Returning September 2019
Street theatre, colourful markets, celebrity speakers, Georgian science and even tumbling horseback acrobats, a weekend not to be missed!
For more information about the whole area visit www.discoversouthkesteven.com
Fri 25 - Sat 26 Jan
‘The King of Waltz’ will bring his New Year’s concert, recor...
Tues 11 Jun - Sat 15 Jun, Tues 25 - Sat 29 Jun, Mon 15 - Sat 20 Jul, Mon 29 - Sat 3 Aug
Stamford Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Set in Alb...
Tues 18 Jun - Sat 22 Jun, Tues 2 - Sat 6 Jul, Mon 5 - Sat 10 , Mon 19 - Sat 24 Aug
Stamford Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Shakespear...
Tues 9 Jul - Sat 13 Jul, Tues 23 - Sat 27 Jul, Mon 12 - Sat 17 , Mon 26 - Sat 31 Aug
Stamford Shakespeare Company presents Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit...