Visit Stamford - Its unique blend of history, niche shopping, stunning architecture and an over-riding sense of community won the supreme compliment from the Sunday Times newspaper as ‘Britain’s top place to live’ in 2013. Behind such praise lies a hardworking and bustling town with a wealth of character. Proclaimed by Sir Walter Scott as “the finest stone town in England”. Declared a conservation area in 1967 with over 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone in the town centre including five medieval churches, all real gems. The town arts centre is made up of an early example of a ‘town assembly room’ and one of the oldest provincial theatres in England, together with Browne’s Hospital’s and the 12th century ruins of St Leonard’s Priory, there is much Georgian splendor to take in. Look out for an abundance of culture and arts at Stamford Arts Centre. Why not come to Stamford for our Georgian Festival 25 to 27 September.
Visit Grantham - The gateway to Lincolnshire – with its A1 links and high speed rail service to London, The market town of Grantham is steeped with history, the Angel and Royal Hotel on the High Street was originally a court of King John. The George Shopping Centre, a former coaching inn, was mentioned in Charles Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby. See Sir Isaac Newton’s statue, the birthplace of Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher was born in the town and Britain’s first policewoman served in the building now the Guildhall Arts Centre which is made up of three buildings- a Ballroom and Courtroom, a Governor’s Residence and a Jail. At the heart of Grantham is the parish church of St. Wulfram with its soaring 282ft. spire – one of the most important town churches in England. This September, Grantham hosted an even bigger and better Gravity Fields Festival, in celebration of Sir Isaac Newton.
We can help you ‘book a bed ahead’ for assistance with planning your stay call us: 01780 755611. We can direct you to hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns, campsites & self-catering accommodation across the district and beyond as we border Rutland, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, East Northants and Cambridgeshire, with tourist information, what to see and do, local events and much more… and we will welcome you at our Tourist Information Centres when you Visit Stamford and Visit Grantham.
We have a wealth of hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns, self-catering and camping sites listed here covering the South West Lincolnshire district and beyond.