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10. Stamford

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Stamford

Beguiling Stamford, in the south west corner of Lincolnshire, makes a good base from which to explore. It's an attractive town whose narrow streets are flanked by a handsome ensemble of antique stone buildings, and has on its doorstep one of the great monuments of Elizabethan England, Burghley House. 
 
Stamford still retains its medieval street pattern making an attractive mix of narrow passageways and cobbled streets opening into more spacious squares. Five medieval churches, a twelfth century priory and a fifteenth century hospital jostle with other fine medieval and Georgian buildings in this attractive provincial town.
 
Perhaps Stamford's most remarkable aspect is the completeness of its architecture. Many streets and squares simply have no Victorian buildings, let alone those of the 20th century. It was this quality that attracted the BBC to use Stamford as a set for its costume drama "Middlemarch".

Stamford Tourist Information Centre Address:
Stamford Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop
27 St Mary's Street
Stamford
Lincs
PE9 2DL
England, UK
 
Stamford Tourist Information Centre Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday 9.30 am to 5.00 pm and Sundays 10.30 am to 3.30 pm during the summer months.
 
Stamford Tourist Information Centre Admission:
Free
 
T  +44 (0)1780 755611
 
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