Stamford, Idyllic village
Stamford’s prosperity was drawn from its historical position as a mail coach inter-change on the Great North Road almost halfway between London and York and the wool trade. Stamford was the first town to the country to create a conservation area and due to this much of the historical architectural heritage has been retained.
Visit All Saints Brewery - originally established in 1825 as a steam-operated brewery, it was restored in the late 1990's to produce specialised fruit beers from a micro-brewery known as Melbourn Bros. All Saints Brewery.
All Saints Church is a striking church dating back to the 13th century in Red Lion Square. Following damages caused during the War of the Roses it was restored by the Brownes and houses Browne family memorial brasses, a carved angel roof, stained glass windows and a recreation of the Last Supper.
Stroll along the cobbled streets of Barn Hill nestling behind All Saints Church. Barn Hill provided a location for some of the key scenes in TV’s Middlemarch.
Stamford Arts Centre is a must see. Home to one of England’s earliest provincial theatres an art gallery and an assembly room complete with chandeliers dating back to 1727.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the River Welland, where you’ll find the Boudicea plaque recording her pursuit of the Romans, and the starting point for the Jurassic Way. Originally called Water Meadoes, Stamford Meadows is the perfect spot to sit back, relax and unwind.
Why not visit Stamford Museum, giving a true insight into the history and archaeology of the town from its earliest times to today with displays, exhibitions and galleries.
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