There's definitely something special about Stamford
It's widely regarded at one of the finest stone towns in England, it was used as Meryton in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film, it has bags of charm, character and year round appeal too.
Stamford really bustles with life, especially on market day - Friday, when the pavements are packed with eager shoppers stocking up on local veg, meats and fresh fish. Despite this, Stamford always offers corners of peace and quiet. Tranquillity is guaranteed on the banks of the River Welland which winds its way through Stamford enroute to The Wash; take a seat here for a while and admire the wildlife.
Shopping is a real pleasure in Stamford; narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards are home to speciality shops, fine jewellers and designer boutiques, while the High Street has a great choice of independent and recognised retailers.
When it's time to eat you'll be spoilt for choice, as the town has a reputation for good food. Head to a cosy cafe and watch the world go by over the rim of your tea cup, or enjoy the surroundings of the many traditional inns serving home cooked fayre. The George of Stamford is a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike, an old coaching inn that offers the perfect escape, enjoy a relaxed afternoon tea in the lounge or courtyard, or a magnificent meal in the oak panelled restaurant.
There is a huge range of attractions in and around Stamford, don't miss the majestic Burghley House, a breathtaking Elizabethan stately home which is still privately owned. You may recognise Burghley House from its many appearances on the big screen, including The Da Vinci Code and Pride & Prejudice when it played the home of Lady Catherine De Bourgh!
Stamford Tourist Information Centre is located on St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2DL | Tel: 01780 755611 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org