Stamford is frequently listed as one of the best places to live and in 2013 was designated THE best place to live in Britain by the Sunday Times. Stamford is home to the Burghley Horse Trials, the Georgian Festival and the annual Lenten Street Fair, as well as regular fairs, markets and festivals taking place all year round.


The small market town has a rich history, dating back to well over 1,000 years, and is host to 14 churches, five of which were built in the Middle Ages.

There's never a shortage of places to go, with a diverse range of places to eat and drink never more than a 15 minute walk away.  The town boasts over 30 pubs and 20 restaurants, so whether you’re looking for a traditional country pub, a sophisticated wine bar or something more lively, there’s something in Stamford for you.

Hailed as ‘England’s greatest Elizabethan House’, Burghley is nothing less than spectacular, overlooking 2000 acres of land it is a must-see during your visit to Stamford. It was built between 1555 and 1587 and designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I.

Stamford Meadows follows the River Wellend and is the perfect place to go for a walk or a picnic.

Located on the shores of Rutland Water, you can find a variety of attractions such as the Visitor Centre, shops, cafes and restaurants. Whether you want to just get away from it all and enjoy the countryside or take part in something more active, there is sure to be something that you will enjoy at Rutland Water Park.

The Art Centre is the pulse of culture in Stamford and houses exhibitions, workshops, theatre, and films within its
166-seat cinema.   For more information about Stamford, please visit

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