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My Top Five Stamford Places

I've lived in the Stamford area for over 20 years. Rather than reading potentially fake reviews on TripAdvisor, here are five sure-fire-winners to fit into a two day break.

1. A Tipple at the George Hotel

Andrew says:

If you’re looking to splash the cash or have reason to celebrate, look no futher than The George Hotel. Generally, I’m not a big fan of hotel food or decor, but the George is a very special place to vist and it’s steeped in history. It’s on the pricey side; a G&T will set you back £9 but the few extra quid guarantees an enjoyable experience.

2. A stroll around Burghley House & Gardens

Andrew says:

I’ve not met anyone who hasn’t been impressed with Burghley House. It’s one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture in the country and its magnificient gardens were designed by Capability Brown in 18th century. Parking is free and so too is the use of tarmac footpaths which meander through the grounds. Highly photogenic.

3. Eat cake in Stamford

Andrew says:

You’re on holiday, indulge yourselves! Stamford is one of the country’s prettiest market towns and boasts more stone property per square mile than anywhere else. One of the great pleasures of visiting Stamford is just wandering around, enjoying the sights and stopping in one of the towns classy independent coffee shops.

4. A meal at the tobie Norris

Andrew says:

The Toby Norris is my favourite Stamford pub. The building is 700 years old and spread over three floors. There are seven different areas where you can eat, drink and cosy up. Knarled old beams, ancient flagstone flooring and antique furniture, give The Tobie Norris a Hogwarts-like atmosphere.
They don’t take table reservations; turn up, and take your chance. Excellent drinks and good food.

5. Enjoy a countryside walk

Andrew says:

Our Cider Huts are located in the heart of beautiful Stamford countryside. Passing right by the orchard is the Hereward Way, an ancient public footpath that’s 110 miles in length linking Oakham, in Rutland to Thetford in Norfolk.
Depending on how energic you’re feeling. you can follow part of the walk which leads to Stamford. Just keep an eye of to wood posts topped with yellow.