Explore the Local Area
Perfectly situated on the edge of Stamford, Burghley offers so much more than a stately home, with the historic local town providing a great visitor destination
Stamford is widely regarded as one of the finest stone towns in England and offers a charming, character-filled destination to explore. With over 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone including five medieval churches its pretty facades make it a popular spot for visitors, shoppers and film producers.
There is a thriving high street with coffee shops, restaurants and a vast range of retailers to tempt you. Whilst the surrounding narrow cobbled streets and hidden courtyards are home to a variety of specialist shops. Every Friday there is also a bustling street market with over 90 stalls to browse.
As well as historic places of interest, Stamford hosts various festivals and events, an Arts Centre and a Theatre. Nearby Rutland Water, the largest reservoir in England, is hugely popular for those wishing to explore the outdoors.
The Little Book of Stamford
Find everything you need to know about Stamford from where to shop to places to eat and drink. Plus details of what's on in the town, where to park, maps and more. Take a look at the online guide, or pick up your free copy from outlets across the town.