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 linksBelvoir Castle
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
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
Tel: 01780 238001
The 8848 Nepalese & Indian Restaurant
Tel: 01780 767600
Tel: 01780 755162
The Cosy Club
Tel: 01780 767710
Tel: 01780 766522