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!
For more information about the whole area visit www.discoversouthkesteven.com
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.
(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.
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
Street theatre, colourful markets, celebrity speakers, Georgian science and even tumbling horseback acrobats, a weekend not to be missed!
STAMFORD VISITOR ACCOMMODATION
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
BED & BREAKFAST:
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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