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“Beautiful, interesting market town”

Ranked #1 of 6 Shopping in Stamford
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The railway that became the east coast mainline was constructed through Peterborough, not Stamford over 150 years ago, and the A1 bypass over 50 years ago meant that the town retains a lots of its old buildings and its charm. The retail opportunities have continued to improve and there are a lot of independent traders which is a real bonus. I've always loved the selection of churches, the Meadows and the impressive buildings in the town, as well as some of the good pubs in or close to the city centre.

Thank SteveBrissle
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

This town is well kept and with the pedestrian shopping area a safe place to wander around. There are a variety of shops with many independent retailers. Lots of interesting streets and alleyways and a very pleasant riverside park. The buildings are often of significant architectural interest and ther are many maps placed all around the town to inform and guide.

2  Thank MartinBedfordshire
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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

What a lovley town. Quaint shops, plenty of parking. Nice pleasant people. Most shops are tucked away down alley ways and back streets.
My only concern is the amount of a boards in the high street, a nuicence for blind or disabled people!

Thank philip v
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Stamford is a picturesque, unspoiled market town. It has many lovely old architecturally interesting buildings, all of which add to the character of the town. It has a wide variety of good shops of all types, (if all a little on the small side). It is a lovely place to walk around, shop and eat good food. Plus there are good attractions in and around the town. We will be back.

1  Thank A_VeryHungryGuy
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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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