What to Do

When it comes to finding things to see and do, Stamford offers a wealth of choices:

If you're into history and heritage, look no further. There are over six hundred listed buildings, earning Stamford the title of Britain's Best Preserved Georgian Stone Town. So well preserved in fact, that Stamford is often the first choice of film and TV productions looking for authentic period locations. Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, The Da Vinci Code and The Golden Bowl all featured scenes in and around the town, which has also been the location for TV programmes such as Top Gear, The Antiques Roadshow, Bargain Hunt and The One Show. Take a stroll around and see how many places you recognise!

And how could anyone visit Stamford without seeing Burghley House and its magnificent parklands, filled with ancient trees and a fallow deer herd which traces its ancestry right back to the sixteenth century. The grounds also contain some unexpected things to see and do. Stroll around the beautiful sculpture park and then be amazed by the quirky and imaginative Garden Of Surprises, with its numerous Victorian water features (if it's a warm day, bring towels for the kids - they'll get soaked!).

If a little less excitement appeals to you, then take a stroll along the River Welland, starting in Water Street and progressing through the Town Meadows out onto the Freemen's Field. Or perhaps you might take the kids to the Recreation Ground off North Street, where a childrens play area can be found, along with a skateboard park.