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Stamford historical visit and outdoors activities

Stamford and South west Lincolnshire are rich of interesting occasion for a wonderful holiday. The town center and the surrounding are populated of historic buildings and pubs, Museums, Castles. Fantastic walks and cycling patterns, high standard golf courses, fishing activities, natural reserves, water sports and the Shakespeare festival, complete an extremely large offer of local activities.

Being The Painted House right in the heart of Stamford most of this activities are working distance. We list here the most popular.

The Burghley House

Burghley, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age was built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587. 



Grimsthorpe Castle is a country house in Lincolnshire. It lies within a 3,000 acre park of rolling pastures, lakes, and woodland landscaped by Capability Brown. While Grimsthorpe is not a castle in the strict sense of the word, its character is massive and martial.



Stamford Shakespeare Season

The Stamford Shakespeare Company present an annual season of plays in June, July and August at Rutland Open Air Theatre in the grounds of historic Tolethorpe Hall.



Rutland Water Nature Reserve

This internationally famous nature reserve is managed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust in partnership with Anglian Water  and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 25,000 waterfowl.



Stamford Tourist Information Centre

Based within the Stamford Arts Centre foyer

Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St. Mary’s Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2DL

Tel: 01780 755611 Fax 481254



Useful links

Belvoir Castle
Woolsthorpe Manor
Tallington Lakes
St Martins Antiques Centre
Golf in Rutland

Eating and drinking

The 6 Bells
Tel: 01778 590360

The Olive Branch
Tel: 01780 410355

No3 The Yard, 3 Ironmonger Street, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 756 080

The George Hotel (Orangery and main restaurant). St. Martins, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 750750

Orangery, Burghley House, Burghley Park, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 767386

The Crown Hotel, Red Lion Square, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 763136
(Excellent locally produced fayre. Sunday lunch a winner)

Toby Norris, St Paul’s St, Stamford.
(Over 21 very traditional pub and pizza oven)

White Heart (Micro- brewery and restaurant). Ufford, Nr Stamford.
Tel: 01780 740250

Ask Pizza and Pasta, 9 St. Johns St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 765455

Pizza Express, 1 High St, St. Martins, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 767902

Voujon (Indian) Special deals on Wednesday nights. 26 Broad St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 757030

The Bombay Cottage, 52 Scotgate, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 480138
(Take aways available delivered to the cottages)

Raj Of India (Indian). 2 All saints St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 753556

Royal Fusion, (featuring both Indian and Thai cuisine) 47 Main Road, Uffington, Near Stamford.
Tel: 01780 766888

Hong Kong (Excellent Chinese take away). 5-6 All Saints St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 754266

The Orchid (Thai). 43 St. Marys St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 757291

Viva Brasserie, 1 Castle St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 762739
Coffee shops

Stamford Arts Centre Coffee Shop, 27 St. Mary’s St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 753458

Meet me under the clock, Units 8-9 Stamford Walk, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 480050

Pennies from Heaven, 17 Maiden Lane, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 481634

Silver Lane Coffee Shop, 8-10 Silver Lane, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 757373

Truffles, 16 St Mary’s Hill, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 757282
Mad Turk
Tel: 01780 238001

The 8848 Nepalese & Indian Restaurant
Tel: 01780 767600

Tel: 01780 755162

The Cosy Club
Tel: 01780 767710

No1 Kitchen
Tel: 01780 766522