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Stamford

Stamford – ‘stay awhile admits its ancient charms’. This is the compelling message displayed under the coat of arms that make the boundaries on the roads leading to this hidden gem.

What can you expect to see at Stamford? If you merely pass along the A1, you’ll see a green sign, that’s all. You’ll have to turn off, slow your pace & spend time exploring the narrow alleys, cobbled streets, quaint eating venues, the meadows by the river and the churches.

Will a day be enough? Maybe, or you may find yourself returning once your taste buds have been awakened to this charming town.

Supporting High Street retailers is something we believe in here at Eastpac. Stamford offers that ‘boutique’ shopping experience that makes it a leisurely and relaxing day trip that you will saviour the experience and memories.

The main street

With 3 parallel roads in the centre of Stamford, it may be a matter of choice which you view as the ‘main’street!
Broad Street is at the ‘top’ providing many (free) parking spaces for the town centre, and home to the renowned Friday Street market – a traditional buzz to be experienced.
There are many connecting ‘alleys’, single width paths, sometimes passing through arches under buildings connecting to the High Street – the main pedestrianised thoroughfare. This street is home to some of the larger individual shops and the national retailers, as well as an abundance of architecture and historic buildings
You can then use Stamford Walk or Red Lion Square as connecting routes to St Marys Street and the area where the boutique shops are located, your pace may well slow as you wind in & out of the intriguing nostalgic values.

St Martins

From St Marys Street via St Marys Hill you will descend to St Martins, home of the renowned ‘The George Hotel’ and the iconic gallows that still stretch across what was The Great North Road in Roman times

The Meadows

Your trip may not be complete if the weather is nice, without relaxing on the Stamford Meadows. This open grassy area is situated between the two rivers, The Charter and the Welland, accessed via pedestrian bridges. If you don’t have time to stop, the view of this area from the main Stamford Bridge is spectacular.

Landmarks in Stamford

Burghley House

  • An impressive Elizabethan House & grounds Circa 1587

 

All Saints Church

  • A medieval Church – one of many of Stamford’s renowned spires! A tour of churches could be a trip on its own.

 

Tolthorpe Hall

  • Relaxing grounds complete with an open air Amphitheatre, hosting live events by the Stamford Shakespeare company.

 

Rutland Water

  • The largest surface area for a man made reservoir in the UK; Boating, fishing, cycling and the home of nesting Ospreys.

Local Events

Burghley Film Festival

  • Five days of films the end of July (this year 25th-29th July)
  • An open air event on the Burghley grounds
  • Food and drinks are available; you can even hire deck chairs if you do not wish to carry your own chairs around.

Burghley Battle Proms Picnic Concert

  • Open air concert first started in 1997.
  • Raised £334,914.45 for military charities to date.
  • Celebrations with music, fireworks, Spitfire, cannons and cavalry.

Burghley Horse Trials

  • A 4 day event from the end of August to the beginning of September
  • A variety of shops and There are two Shoppers’ Drop facilities where you can leave your shopping and collect it later.

Mid-Lent Fair

  • Dating back over 1000 years, this fun fair takes over Broad Street and the lower part of the town providing entertainment for the young and those still young at heart!
  • This is held in March.