Tourist Information

Please note that Stamford Tourist Information Centre & Gift Shop is currently closed.

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 town trails, timetables and maps to help you along your way. And don’t forget  to buy a postcard 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 Stamford Tourist Information: 01780 755611


For more information about the whole area visit

Discover South Kesteven is the marketing identity of the Visitor Economy team within InvestSK – the economic development arm of South Kesteven District Council. Call us on 01476 406 154

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.

Stamford Arts Centre

(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 and houses Cellar Bar Stamford with regular local guest ales and Poetry & Comedy Evenings. Box Office 01780 763203.

Broad Street

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' Brewery

All Saints Street, Stamford. Restored Victorian steam brewery with award winning fruit beers. Tours and tastings by advance booking.01780 752186

Brownes Hospital

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

Stamford Town Hall

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.

Stamford Meadows

Sit a while in the tranquil riverside area and enjoy the views of the Stamford skyline, how many Churches can you spot?

Historic Buildings and Churches

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! 

Burghley Stamford

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.

Stamford Shakespeare Company

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.

St Martins Antique Centre

High St Martins, Stamford. An extensive centre with over 50 stalls.01780 481158 

Stamford Leisure Centre

Drift Road, Stamford. Includes a pool with wave effect and flume, health and fitness suite.01780 765522

Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre

Broad Street, Stamford, Box Office 01780 766455

Stamford Georgian Festival

Street theatre, colourful markets, celebrity speakers, Georgian science and even tumbling horseback acrobats, a weekend not to be missed!


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