One of the finest Georgian towns in England
Stamford is widely regarded as one of the finest stone towns in England. The pretty facades of the town are favourites with film and television producers – Stamford was used as Meryton in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film and has also appeared in Middlemarch, The Da Vinci Code, the Golden Bowl, and, more recently, The Crown. It’s no wonder that visitors come from far and wide to experience Stamford’s charm, character and outstanding shopping and restaurants.
Stamford has a bustling market day every Friday when the pavements are packed with eager shoppers stocking up on local vegetables, meats, pies, bread and fresh fish.
Experience Stamford’s quieter side by seeking out tranquillity on the banks of the River Welland which winds its way through Stamford en-route to The Wash.
Stamford’s narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards are home to a variety of speciality shops, fine jewellers and designer boutiques, whilst 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.
No visit to Stamford is complete without a visit to Burghley House, a breath taking Elizabethan stately home which is still privately owned and welcomes visitors throughout the house and in the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer. You may recognise Burghley House from its many appearances on the big screen, plus Burghley park is home to the internationally renowned Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials during late summer each year.
A Stamford Visitor Information service is ran by a group of knowledgeable volunteers from the foyer of Stamford Corn Exchange, Broad Street, PE9 1PX. 10:30am – 3:30pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.