The Market Town of Stamford

Stamford stands in the southern part of Kesteven, Lincolnshire and is renowned for its historical, religious and architectural wonders and there are numerous places to enjoy within easy access of the charming town centre.

In the eighteenth century Parliament established 'turnpike trusts' which took over the responsibility of maintaining the main national roads, transforming them from muddy tracks to well surfaced highways. Travel time from London to Edinburgh by coach was cut from 12 to 4 days and Stamford was a huge, if unintended, beneficiary as it was located exactly a day's travel from London and so developed coaching inns, stabling and related trades. The town became the East Midlands' transportation hub with plenty of prospering merchants and lawyers and they built most of the fine houses we see in Stamford today.

As the Great North railway bypassed Stamford so too did much of the economic growth of the mid and late 19th century. The lack of Victorian industrialisation and redevelopment is the reason why todays visitors can enjoy an almost perfect unspoilt town with many Medieval and Georgian buildings.

Stamford was designated as England's first conservation area in 1967 and many films for television or cinema have been shot in Stamford. There are many pleasant areas to walk from the Town Meadows to the River Welland and Burghley House is just one mile from the centre of Stamford which is open for picnicking and walking every day.

Stamford offers a huge range of specialist shopping, including china, wholefoods, confectionery, quality boutiques, interior design, art galleries, crafts and giftware, plus major retailers. There are a number of antique dealers and second hand bookshops and a wide choice of cafes, restaurants and tea rooms.

Stamford offers an enjoyable day out and is an easy 30 minute drive from Low Farm.

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