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Top Choice Historic Building in Stamford

Burghley House

Set in more than 810 hectares of grounds, landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, opulent Burghley House (bur-lee) was built by Queen Elizabeth's chief adviser William Cecil, whose descendants still live here. It…
Pub in Stamford

Paten & Co

When the current owners stripped back this 18th-century building during renovations, they uncovered Paten & Co wine and spirits merchants' painted sign and got permission to use the original name. Twists on old-…
Brewery in Stamford

All Saints Brewery

Victorian-era steam brewing equipment is used to make organic fruit beers at this operation, which has revived the site's original 1825 brewery after it was shuttered for several decades. Try its cherry, strawberry,…
Cheese in Stamford

Stamford Cheese Cellar

Beneath a vaulted brick ceiling, this heady shop stocks over 60 British cheeses, including Vintage Lincolnshire Poacher and Dambuster Cheddar. It also sells wines, chutneys, jams, crackers, pâté and everything else …
Pub in Stamford

Tobie Norris

A wonderful stone-walled, flagstone-floored pub, the Tobie Norris has a warren of rooms with open fireplaces, a sunny, flower-filled courtyard and local ales. Wood-fired pizzas are a highlight of its wide-ranging me…
Church in Stamford

St Mary's Church

An endearingly wonky 13th-century broach spire tops the 12th-century St Mary's Church. Classical concerts are held here in summer; tickets (from £14) are sold at Stamford's tourist office.
Antiques in Stamford

St Martins Antiques Centre

Antiques from the 19th and 20th centuries are the focus of this cavernous space. Browse for jewellery, tableware, silverware, light fittings, art, toys and furniture.