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Stamford Things to Do

  • St. John's Church

    Like many other churches in Stamford, it has a medieval outside and a Victorian inside. However, this one has 15th century roof timbers with angels and green men. Another exceptional feature of this church is that it had to be reconstructed in 1451 and therefore received an almost purely Perpendicular Gothic style.At the time of my visit, there was...

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  • (Former) St. Michael's Church

    St. Michael's church dates back to the 12th century with many alterations made in the 15th. The tower is a 18th century work, replacing a wooden structure. In 1831, someone had the great idea to refurbish the church by remonving some of the pillars inside leading to a collapse of the church on June 8th 1832. After some financial quarrel, the church...

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  • The George

    I am not sure, if I should classify this place as a restaurant or things to do – so I decided to have it in both categories. Undoubtedly, The George is a fmous landmark in Stamford. It is the best known inn, hotel, restaurant and pub at the same time and looks back to a history of over thousand years. Many medeival kings as well as other key...

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  • St. George's Church

    One of many medieval churches in Stamford dating back to the late 11th or early 12th century. Its exterior has remained unchanged since the 15th century. Only the tower had to be rebuilt in the 17th century. It is said to have a strong association with the Order of the Garter. Like St. Mary's, also St. George has a predominantly Victorian interior.

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  • All Saints Church

    All Saints is one of the oldest churches in Stamford,, predating the Norman conquest together with only three other churches in Stamford. Though this means that is it 11th centur or older, most of today's appearance date from the 15th century. Worth a notice are the sundial and the brasses of the Brownes of Stamford, wealthy merchants who founded...

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  • Castle Ruins

    There's not much left of the castle, only three arches which were once service doors of the so-called Great Hall. The Castle was receted under the rule of William the Conqueror and pulled down around 1484. It occupied most of the area which is today the central bus station. A 13th century gate off Bath Row, a few metres away from the former Bath...

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  • Heritage Hall / Discover Stamford

    Since the Stamford Museum closed as a rsult of cost cuttings in Lincolnshire, some of the exhibits found their way into the heritage hall („Discover Stamford“) in the Public Library. The city's history is shown, illustrated by items such as archeological artfeacts or the tapestry completed in 2000. The Stamford Bull Run, a tradition which took...

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  • Burghley Park

    Burghley Park has almost the same size of Stamford itself and is popular with the locals. In this extensive landscape, you will find gardens, sculptures, animals (deer and sheep)  and a dozen of smaller buildings like a 19th century greenhouse. There are a children's play area and a café as well.   Right in the middle, you will find the majestic...

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  • Daniel Lambert

    Mr. Lambert made it into history, because of his obesity. At the time of his death, he weighed 52 stones (335 kgs) making him the heaviest recorded person of his time. However, the chap was an intelligent person and many people enjoyed conversations with him. He became a prison guard, however his weight made him unemployable and after some...

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  • St. Mary's Church

    St. Mary’s Church is a true medieval church, built in the 12th century with tower (13th century) and spire (14th century) added later on. The spire was strengthened twice, once in 186 and once in 1913, in order to save it from collapse. Inside decoration and furniture – including stained glass windows and the organ – is predominantly Victorian.

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  • Stamford Museum (Closed)

    Unfortunately, Stamford Museum has closed for good. Therefore, do not lose your time looking for it on Broad Street - it is not there anymore.   Many of the museum's items have found a new home in the heritage hall called „Discover Stamford“. This is located in the public library at High Street and can be visited for free during the opening hours...

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  • St. Leonard's Priory (Stamford Priory)

    What is called Stamford Priory is a part of Norman Romanesque priory church which is the only remaining part of a larger priory. There is nothing (and by nothing , I mean there is no furniture, no decorationand not even a floor beside the bare gravel) to see inside and the building is usually closed off to visitors. If you are interested in...

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Stamford Hotels

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  • The George Of Stamford

    It would be very difficult to find a hotel in England with any more history. There has been an...

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  • The Bull & Swan

    High St, St Martin's, Stamford, PE9 2LJ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The Crown Hotel

    All Saint'S Place, Stamford, PE9 2AG, gb

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Stamford Restaurants

  • Former Pub - Now Modern Wine Bar

    One of those places which opted to be a modern wine bar rather than an old fashioned pub. The atmosphere is therefore quieter in the late afternoon than in comparable neighbouring places. Food is served, but a little more upmarket than in a normal pub. Events like live music are rather occassional than regular. Sports on TV is shown here all the...

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  • Old-Style Freehouse

    Old Style Freehouse in the centre of Stamford which attracts a mix of frequent customers and after work pub-goers, pretty large with a beer garden in summer. Five guest ales and the usual lagers were on tap, food is served here as well but I was only in here for a pint. Of course, there is sport on the telly and frequent events like live music.Nice...

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  • Popular with youngsters and sports fans

    Popular with youngsters in the evening due to discount offers (Carlsberg bottels for a pound etc.) as well as for sports fans as they show almost anything on their numerous screens. I was here for the latter and for a pint of ale, so I can't say anything about the quality of the food. However, they have a decent choice of food for reasonable,...

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  • One of Stamford's most popular pubs

    Definitively the pub coming closest to mainstream in Stamford. Has become pretty large after a 2011 refurbishment with three floors and a stage with frequent live music. Events like curry nights, quizzes etc. can be found here as well as the obligatory football on the telly. I don't know if they belong to any of the larger chains but they...

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  • A bar in the most iconic restaurant in...

    The George is one of those places which are considered a local landmark as well as a hotel and is surely one of the top sights in Stamford. The York Bar is probably the best chance for those on a tighter budget to have a meal and a drink in „The George“. Stylish, with low, but comfortable chairs it has a selection of small pub dishes like...

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  • One of the best Fish and Chips - Shop...

    Very good classic Fish and Chips bar, though a little too large and too modern for my personal taste. Still, depending on the time of the day, it can get very full. Good choice of dishes, even gluten-free. Prices are below nationwide average, quality far above! I just had the classic fish and chips which is hard to come by in my country except for...

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  • Fresh Thai food!

    I was not expected to end up in a Thai Restaurant that evening, but after I did not found any pub with an open kitchen on Sunday afternoon. The food made me forget my desire for pub grub pretty quickly. It was solid, home-made fod with fresh ingredients. The restaurant is pretty small with only half a dozen of tables in an old building.Met a nice...

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  • The one with the microbrewery next door

    These guys have given the old All Saints brewery and sell fruity Samuel Smith ales, other real ales together with the usual lager suspects and the usual pub grub fare in the neighbouring premises. Their focus is on beer, so that the selection of wine and hard stuff is rather limited. Food menu looks good, but the kitchen was closed at the time of...

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  • One of the poshest pub in Stamford

    Somewhere between well-presented and far too posh, the Pear Tree is surely among the mmost modern pubs in town. It is no surprise that there is a big focus on wine here. My impression was that the Pear Tree was more like an after work place or a bar for a quiet relaxing evening. There was football showing one a screen, but it was far away from...

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Stamford Nightlife

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    by piersend Written Oct 10, 2002

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    This place is probably the busiest pub in Stamford and caters for mainly younger revelers! Its got a pretty good atmoshere though and gets very busy at night, service at the bar is pretty good despite this.

    Dress Code: Smart Casual

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Stamford Transportation

  • By train to Stamford

    Stamford's railway station is located on the line between Peterborough and Leicester which is currently part of the Birmingham - Stansted Airport - linr. There are hourly services in each direction calling at Stamford.   The railway station is located to the south of the River Welland, close to the George Hotel. It is a 5 to 10-minute-walk away...

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  • B y road and train...

    In olden days there were 20 coaches a day (we are talking stagecoaches here) to London and 20 to York. The 'Great North Road' ran straight through the town.You can still reach the town by it's newer version, the ' A1'. Just travel up it for about 100 miles from London - and viola !The main East Coast Mainline train route was built roughly parallel,...

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Stamford Shopping

  • He answers to thename of 'Nigel'

    Packed full of imported continental furnishings and furniture, this shop is a well established estabishment in Stamford.You will find the new owner 'Neil' hidden amongst the mainly Italian lamps, tables and sofas. He never changed the name of the shop from it's previous owners, so he often answers to 'Nigel' for the sake of convenience.One feature...

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  • Upmarket products

    There is plenty of 'old money' around in Stamford. This, combined with the fact that most of the normal chain stores inhabit premises in nearby Peterborough (about 12 miles) means that Stamford still has a number of independent specialist shops.In today's Britain this is unusual, and refreshing. I've heard it said that several shops stock ranges...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Stamford Sports & Outdoors

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    by sourbugger Updated Jan 16, 2006

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    I'm not entirely what a horse has to do wrong to be put on trial.

    That old joke aside, the Burghley horse trials take place annually in September. Thousands and thousands turn up to this three-day event. It cost nearlt 20 quid to get into the Jamboree, which is at it's largest on the Saturday when the cross-country phase of the competition takes place.

    As it is one of the premier equestrian events in the year it is well nigh impossible to get a hotel room or restaurant table during that weekend.

    I went a few years ago and happily spent the day watching various members of the upper classes trying to kill themselves by jumping over big logs into lakes - excellent.

    I also would love to take part in the charity event that usually happens around the same time. Teams of runners tackle the cross-country course (about 5 miles) and scale the 30 plus fences. freiends of mine have done it, and it sounds a great laugh.

    Burghley horse trials - guilty m'lud

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Stamford Favorites

  • A cheap souvenir ? Oldest newspaper in...

    Established in 1695, the Rutland and Stamford Mercury is the oldest newspaper in Britain, and possibly the world still to be production.The only other serious contender is the wonderfully named "Berrow's Worcester Journal". Although that first appeared in 1690, it was very irregular in it's production for 30 years or so, and therefore the Mercury...

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  • Stamford is full of history

    Keep your eyes open for traces of how old some of the buildings in Stamford are This sign is outside the George Hotel

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