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“Well worth a visit”

Ranked #1 of 7 Shopping in Stamford
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Having first heard of the joys of Stamford a very long time ago, when we eventually went we could not understand why we had left it for so long having favoured the Cotswolds, Bath, Tunbridge Wells and Chester but when we made the trip we discovered an absolute gem of a town. we picked up a copy of the town walk from the tourist information centre and only managed to get around half of it in around two hours having arrived at the end of the day following a trip to nearby Burghley house. We now plan to return and complete the route and can't wait to plan our trip. Thoroughly fascinating and made no less enjoyable by the traffic, at the end of the day and being rush hour, the town is a funnel for traffic and access is limited as in all old towns by old buildings and historic bridges.It was no less beautiful for it though. Friendly people, many of whom asked if we needed help when seeing us consulting our town walk guide when we were merely engrossed in it, had we genuinely needed assistance it was nice to know that so many would be so willing to help.Made the town feel so much more warm and comforting and for that reason we are also looking forward to our return. Not to be overlooked, get there as soon as you can.Stunning

8  Thank ic3h0t3l
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

for this township you will need 2-3 hours to wander around looking at the old buildings. you start at the Red lion Square and just wander around. You shouldn't miss going into two churches, St John the Baptist and All saints. They have some great stained windows in them and also some interesting history. The town meadows are also worth a visit for the history part which you can read all about. There are a few Norman arches to be seen if you look between the buildings. The are some lovely paupers houses which were originally a hospital built by Lord Burghley.
There is a lovely Italian coffee shop called Milano's which serves a good coffee. We had lunch at the London Inn and it wasn't great apart from the chilli carne,the French fries and the very cheap price. The salad was rather old, the chicken was dried up and the bread was probably old as well. go some where else for lunch.

4  Thank olie293
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We were fortunate to choose a bright sunny day. Found free parking so there was no need to rush. Had a stroll in the park by the river. Sat outside one of the many outdoor eateries and watched the world go by. Chatted with some locals who ere very friendly. Wandered around the many interesting shops. Popped into the local Antique Centre .All in All a very pleasant afternoon.

3  Thank Englishroyals
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Stamford has a long and proud history as one of England's finest stone market towns. Its many listed buildings, churches and archaeological sites stand as testament to a past filled with creative and commercial endeavor. Add to that the achievements of its more famous citizens, ranging from Sir Malcolm Sargent to William Cecil, Colin Dexter and the notorious John George Haigh and you have a rich and colourful story to tell of a place and its people. Little wonder then that the town and Burghley Estate receive so many visitors, all of whom come seeking to understand and appreciate the many sights which confront them as they wander the streets and parklands.

With over six hundred listed buildings, winding lanes and alleys, and magnificent Burghley estate, the town offers visitors a fascinating glimpse of the Georgian era. No wonder that it has been the location for a number of major period films and TV productions, such as Pride & Prejudice and Middlemarch.

1  Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

We were staying near by at Stoke Rochford Hall and was advised to come here due to its historic values, and to be honest I was expecting a lot more. We paid the £3 all day car parking fee which is great value and went on our travels to see what this1200 year old town provides and we completed the walk about in an hour sadly. Having read the previous comments I feel we missed out but I can honestly say we did all there was to do there in that time. Sure, there are great boutique shops to go in which the wife loved and lots of alley ways to explore new surroundings but apart from that it was all done in a blink of an eye.
There is a beautiful river that runs through the town which on a sunny day you could sit by and relax and there are plenty of buildings to look at if you like that kind of thing but we were left a little disappointed. If you're in the area then drop in, but I wouldn't go out of my way, previous comments are right about the dog mess!!!! Nottingham is only an hour away, so went there......

1  Thank Fonseca-Denning
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