Visitor Information

Our friendly arts centre team are here to help with local information, hand out maps and information about 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!

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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

(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. 

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 917240.

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!






The Crown Hotel                 6 All Saints' Place, Stamford PE9 2AG                                 01780 763136

The George Hotel               71 High Street St Martin's, Stamford PE9 2LB                 01780 750750

The William Cecil Hotel     St Martins, Stamford, PE9 2LJ                                            01780 750070


The Angel Hotel                    Market Place, North Street, Bourne PE10 9AE               01778 422346


St Nicholas House Hotel      Main Road, Deeping St Nicholas PE11 3HA                   01775 630366

The Deeping Stage Hotel    16 Market Place, Market Deeping PE6 8EA                    01778 343234




64 High Street                      64 High Street St Martin's, Stamford, PE9 2LA                 01780 756611

Candlesticks                         1 Church Ln, Stamford PE9 2JU                                           01780 764033

2 St Marys Place                  Stamford PE9 2DN                                                                    01780 757079

Magnolia House                  8 Fox Dale, Stamford PE9 2UZ                                             01780 756746

Meadow View                     Wothorpe Rd, Stamford PE9 2JR                                           01780 762133

The Bull & Swan                 24 High Street St Martin's, Stamford PE9 2LJ                     01780 766412

The Stamford Lodge          66 Scotgate, Stamford PE9 2YN                                            01780 482932

The Rectory                         16 St Georges Square, Stamford PE9 2BN                             01780 482099

The Annex @ no. 68          68 Arran Road, Stamford PE9 2XT                                        07889 997897


Rowan House                      Station Road, Barnack, Stamford PE9 3DW                          01780 740705   

30 Casewick Lane                Uffington, Nr Stamford, PE9 4SX                                        01780 757392

Borderville Farm                   Ryhall Road, Uffington, Stamford PE9 4QN                      01780 754765

The Olive Branch                Main Street, Clipsham, Stamford LE15 7SH                        01780 410355

The Poached Egg                 8 Porters Lane, Easton on the Hill PE9 3NF                        07811 064053

Castle Farm Guesthouse   Main Street, Fotheringhay PE8 5HZ                                   01832 226200

Spanhoe Lodge                   Laxton, Nr Corby NN17 3AT                                                   01780 450328


Taku B&B                             1 Manor Way, Langtoft, PE6 9ND                                        01778 347317

Barn Lodge                        37A King Street West Deeping PE6 8HP                              01778 343538

Caudle House B&B          43 High St, Market Deeping, PE6 8EB                                  01778 347595



19 Church Court                   Stamford, PE9 2HY                                                                01780 756611

9 Burghley Lane                   Stamford PE9 2LT                                                                 01780 784394

The Garden House             High Street St Martins, Stamford PE9 2LP                        01780 430310

Park Gate Cottage              13 Burghley Lane, Stamford, PE9 2LT                               01778 570555

The Keys                              11 Ash Place, Stamford, PE9 2JB                                        07775 730267

Riverside Apartments        1-4 Wharf Road, Stamford PE9 2DU                                 01733 851135

The Painted House             15 St Peter's St, Stamford PE9 2PF                                     07773 344465

The Little Annex                  81 Drift Ave, Stamford PE9 1YJ                                           01780 753448                       

No. 1 Guesthouse              12 East Street, Stamford PE9 1QD                                     07483 333616

The Dairy Cottages            Burghley House, Stamford PE9 3JY                                     01780 752451


Pea Cottage                          Main Street, Southorpe, Stamford PE9 3BX                      07432 643872

Aunby Cottages                                 Aunby Manor, Aunby, Stamford PE9 4EE                             07966 138858

Clematis Cottages               Lodge Farm, Aunby, Stamford PE9 4EE                                              01778 590280

Bumble Bee Barn               Manor Barn, Main St, Greatford PE9 4QA                          07762 304762

Hall Farm                              Hall Yard, Kings Cliffe, Peterborough PE8 6XQ                   01780 470796

Granary Cottage                The Granary, Stamford Rd, West Deeping PE6 9JD           07767 824245

Old Rectory                         The Avenue, Carlby, Stamford PE9 4NA                              07881 511734

The Little Barn                    2 Church Street, Carlby, Stamford PE9 4NB                         07711 163416

Elderflower Cottage          Belmesthorpe Lane, Ryhall, Stamford PE9 4JF                  01780 757188

Rectory Farm Annexe       Rectory Farm, Glen Road, Castle Bytham NG33 4RJ        01780 411331

Glen Cottage                    15 Glen Road Castle Bytham, NG33 4RJ                               01780 410762

Stretton Lakes                      Stretton, Oakham LE15 7QS                                                   01780 410507

Candlelight Cottage           Main Street, Yarwell, Stamford PE8 6PR                             01780 782730

Old Sulehay Cottages        Yarwell, Peterborough. PE8 6PA                                          01780 783082

The Lily Pads Cottages      Frog Hall, Northfield Lane, Nassington PE8 6QJ               01780 784394

River Nene Cottages         1, Mill Lane, Water Newton, Peterborough PE8 6LY         01733 230628


Camping & Caravan

Home Farm Touring Park            The Fen, Baston, Bourne PE6 9PU                              01775 670110

The Wishing Well Inn                   21 Main Rd, Dyke, Bourne PE10 0AF                           01778 422970

Cresslands Touring Park              Kates Bridge, Thurlby PE10 0EN                                 01778 561225

Windmill Farm Caravan Park      Baston Fen, Baston, PE6 9PX                                        01775 670154

Keal Lodge Caravan Park            Back Lane, Deeping St James PE6 8RT                        01778 346946

The Deepings Caravan Park       Town Gate East, Market Deeping PE6 8LQ                01778 344335

Road End Caravan Park              Toll Bar Road, Gt Casterton, Stamford PE9 4B          01780 763417


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