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If there is a more beautiful town in the whole of England I am yet to see it.
W.G.Hoskins, the famous 1950’s historian
Stamford is beautiful, extraordinary; it is absolutely stunning.
Louis Marks, Producer of Middlemarch
Stamford is as fine a built town all of stone as may be seen.
Celia Fiennes, the late 17th century traveller
Stamford is one of Britain’s finest stone towns. First time visitors will be taken aback by the towns vast array of medieval and Georgian buildings, which have provided the backdrop for several films and costume dramas including Pride and Prejudice, The Golden Bowl and Middlemarch.
In and around Stamford there are plenty of historic and interesting places to visit including the many ornate churches, Browne’s Hospital, St George’s Square, St Mary’s Street, Barn Hill and High Street St. Martin’s.
Burghley House and Burghley Park – www.burghley.co.uk
This historic Elizabethan House (circa 1587) is set amongst the beautiful surroundings of Burghley Park. It features a serpentine park that was designed by Lancelot Brown in 1754, a gothic greenhouse, stables and a picturesque summerhouse beside the scenic lake. The park is also home to the world renowned 3 day event Burghley Horse Trials which brings visitors to the town from around the world.
Rockingham Castle – www.rockinghamcastle.com
This remarkable castle was built on the instruction of William the Conqueror
Belvoir Castle – www.belvoircastle.com
The hilltop setting commands stunning views over the Vale of Belvoir and with glorious gardens and a fascinating, magical castle to explore, there is something for everyone.
Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens – www.grimsthorpe.co.uk
There is over 800 years of history to be uncovered within the boundaries of the park and town of Grimsthorpe.
Rutland Water Cycling – Enjoy a scenic cycle around the banks of Rutland Water, bike hire is available for cyclists of all abilities – www.rutlandcycling.com
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