Unspoiled by the Industrial Revolution, much of the town centre was built in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, in Jacobean or Georgian style. Stamford is characterised by pretty streets of timber-framed and stone buildings with quaint back alleys that serve to join the streets around the town together.
Stamford was the first conservation area to be designated in England and Wales. Since then the whole of the old town and St Martin’s (where we stand) has been made an outstanding area of architectural and historic interest of national importance. The town has over 600 listed building; that’s more than half of the total for the County of Lincolnshire.
Burghley House, an Elizabethan mansion, vast and ornate, built by Sir William Cecil, later known as Lord Burghley, is a short walk away. The house is the ancestral seat of the Marquess of Exeter and surrounded by parkland created and designed by the great Capability Brown. Burghely House is open to the public daily (closed certain time during the winter). Click here to visit their website.
Another historic country house near Stamford is Tolethorpe Hall, now host to outdoor theatre productions by the Stamford Shakespeare Company.
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