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Lovely town

While staying with family in Peterborough we caught the train on two occasions to Stamford. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen R
Launceston, Tasmania

Spent a pleasant morning walking around the lovely town centre featuring some beautiful stone... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Stamford, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 24, 2014

Having first heard of the joys of Stamford a very long time ago, when we eventually went we could not understand why we had left it for so long having favoured the Cotswolds, Bath, Tunbridge Wells and Chester but when we made the trip we...More

8  Thank ic3h0t3l
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed November 29, 2015

A market town with a busy street market on Friday and occasional farmers markets too, most of the shops are now unremarkable national retailers. A rather good second hand book shop and a wonderful music shop, Harrison&Dunns wonderful ironmongery and Lambs china shop are all...More

2  Thank brunnian
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All reviews lovely town independent shops english town high street burghley house building architecture lots of coffee shops stone town riverside park sunday times dog mess great market cattle market beautiful river st john the baptist well worth a visit must visit place
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying with family in Peterborough we caught the train on two occasions to Stamford. The walk from the station into town is short and crosses through a lovely park. The town oozes old world charm and we enjoyed exploring the streets and churches very...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a pleasant morning walking around the lovely town centre featuring some beautiful stone buildings. A good mix of different independent shops and pubs to suit all tastes and budgets. I can recommend Stamford if you like browsing charity shops as they are all clean,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was disappointed there were shops shut down. Lots of coffee shops, nothing special. Visited a couple of years ago, was certainly not the same.

1  Thank Edna L
Reviewed September 13, 2018

My husband and I visited this lovely town as a stop on route to Yorkshire, and we had a very pleasant time there. It was a Saturday morning but we had no problems parking, we used the old cattle market car park which was just...More

2  Thank F7243DBbarbarah
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Visited on a Friday which was market day. The people were all helpful and friendly and the old buildings worth looking up from the market stalls for. Bought some lovely artisan cakes (excellent prices by London standards) and decent chips for lunch. Downside a few...More

1  Thank Escher1969
Reviewed September 3, 2018

A fabulous selection of shops, many independent rather than chain. Interesting buildings and architecture. We went for a few days, but the day we left our hotel and drove in for appointments at a salon we found out there is no parking for more than...More

Thank Josephine M
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Only saw it from the car. Drove through three times and could not park the car! Look forward to trying again sometime.

1  Thank Glynn S
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Stamford is a lovely place to visit but Friday is market day and two of the main streets in the town are taken over by a very comprehensive range of market stalls.

1  Thank John B
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous, charming, friendly town, particularly wonderful in good weather. Roman history, Norman gates, medieval parts of town, with large part built in the late 1600s, early 1700s. The history and prosperity of the town is as then, and now, linked to the nearby Burghley...More

3  Thank l-globetrotter
Reviewed July 21, 2018

What a quaint and very beautiful place to live and visit. The building architecture dates back 200 years and the stone is so attractive. The scenery in and round the village is lovely and every Friday there's a huge market selling all and sundry -...More

1  Thank Stéphanie C
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May 22, 2018|
Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Hi John, there is no early closing day in Stamford. Some shops choose to close if not busy as you would find in many other small towns.
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
As above answer.
January 26, 2018|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Cloisters is perfect for you. Italian dishes.