The Historic Town of Stamford
Stamford is regarded as one of the finest stone towns in England.
In the market town of Stamford, you can enjoy not only the architecture, but independent shops, churches, good restaurants and a lovely meadow all within walking distance. Plus of course the market!
Where is Stamford?
Stamford is situated in the English county of Lincolnshire, close to the A1 trunk road.
Where to park in Stamford?
We parked at the Cattlemarket Car Park, which is just around the corner from The George Hotel and next to the Town Meadow.
The postcode for the Cattlemarket Car Park in Stamford is PE9 2WB.
It is currently free to park on Sundays.
What is there to see and do in Stamford?
Restaurants and Hotels
A popular selection of restaurants and hotels, many in beautiful buildings, for example.
- The George Hotel of Stamford
- I have enjoyed many meals with work colleagues at the George Hotel, I would highly recommend.
- The William Cecil Hotel
- I was lucky enough to attend a friend’s wedding reception at the William Cecil. It was a lovely venue.
- Mama Liz’s Soul Food Shack
- This is very popular, but I have yet to see for myself.
Stamford Arts Centre
- The main building was built in 1727.
- The centre contains a café, cellar bar, seating and toilets.
- The Arts Centre has a 166-seat cinema/theatre and a ballroom.
- Stamford’s Tourist Information is found at the Stamford Arts Centre.
- Stamford Arts Centre
Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre
- The Theatre seats 399 people
- The Stamford Corn exchange is used for amateur, community and professional shows.
- Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre | Theatre, Comedy, Music and Dance
Stamford Market is held every Friday.
You can find Stamford’s Market on Broad Street and Ironmonger Street.
It is lovely to go into a town centre a find an eclectic mix of independent shops.
The Town meadow is the perfect place for a wander, to watch the wildlife by the river or to have a picnic.
On the day I visited there were several people kayaking on the river.
Browne’s Hospital and Museum
- Found on Broad Street with the postcode PE9 1PF.
- It has beautiful gardens and a war memorial outside.
- Browne’s Hospital was built in 1475.
- Browne’s Hospital, Stamford, Lincolnshire (browneshospital.co.uk)
Stamford Leisure Pool
- Free form pool
- Water slide
- Onsite gym
- Stamford Leisure Pool (leisuresk.co.uk)
Within the town centre, there are churches on what feels like every corner.
- All Saints Church
- This is a magnificent church with some lovely windows.
- All Saints Place, PE9 2AG
- St Martins Church
- Daniel Lamberts grave can be found here.
- Medieval church
- St Georges Church
- Built around 900 years ago.
Nearby to Stamford
- Burghley House and the surrounding parkland is a lovely place to visit, with lots of fabulous events including the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trails.
- Parking is free unless there is an event at Burghley.
- The postcode for Burghley is PE9 3JY
- There is a separate factsheet at Ears and Ideas, for more information on Burghley.
- Burghley House | Burghley House, Stamford
Tallington Lakes has lots of activities for you to enjoy.
- Water Activities
- Dry Ski Slope
- We have used this for ski lessons and tobogganing in the past.
- Climbing centre
- Mobile homes to rent.
- Touring park
- Bar and restaurant
- Swimming pool
- Childrens play area
- Tallington Lakes | Tallington Lakes
- Here you will find the Nene Valley Railway
- Nene Valley Railway offers heritage steam and diesel trains.
- Nene Valley Railway Ltd (nvr.org.uk)
Burghley Park Golf Club
Burghley Park Golf Club is said to be the oldest golf club in Lincolnshire, established in 1890.
- Sacrewell Farm is a fabulous place for a family day out.
- There are animals to meet and outdoor spaces to discover.
- The Postcode for Sacrewell Farm is PE8 6HJ.
- Sacrewell Farm