Discover the whole district

The gateway to one of England’s largest and most enthralling counties, with beautiful rolling countryside bordering onto fertile fens combining historical houses and castles, ancient market towns and chocolate box villages.

Sculpture gardens can be enjoyed at Burghley House, Belvoir Castle and Bourne Woods. There is a wide range of golfing opportunities in the area, from championship standard 18 holes through to smaller rural courses. Coarse and fly-fishing are available throughout the district on private water, lakes, reservoirs and rivers. Enjoy our town and cycle trails, guided walks, the Stamford ghost walk, the Grantham canal and countryside walks. Full details can be obtained from our Grantham or Stamford Tourist Information Centres. To discover our main towns and surrounding areas, Visit Stamford, Visit Grantham or travel further into our beautiful county Visit Lincolnshire.


South West Lincolnshire has something for all, when a little retail therapy is in order!

Whether you are looking for boutiques or national brands, designer names, art and crafts or a traditional market, you won't be disappointed.

For High Street and designer names, from Laura Ashley, Next to TKmax head to Grantham, independant shops for interior design, lighting, books and more can also be found, there is a wide and varied shopping offer that is easily accessible without the hustle and bustle of a city shopping centre. With a 2-screen cinema, vibrant arts centre, central riverside walks and parks, train station, bus station and plenty of parking, a vast array of restaurants and cafes, together with a noticeable rich history whilst you shop. Grantham hosts a large Saturday street market and one of East Midlands largest department stores Downtown Superstore and Garden centre is on the outskirts.

For that special shopping trip with a wealth of boutiques and cafes, surrounded by Georgian splendour then Stamford is the place to be. The traditional Friday Street market attracts crowds from a wide area. This historic market town is bursting with character, with regular events and festivals on the town meadows. With plently of parking, train and bus station, the town centre also boasts an arts centre and a heritage room within the library, helping you to soak up some culture whilst you shop. Set back from the pedestrianised High Street are many side streets packed with  speciality shops, boutiques, antique shops, gift and book shops.

See for illustrated map of the town centre featuring reviews of Stamford’s best independent cafés, restaurants and shops.

Where to eat

There are plenty of restaurants, country pubs, fine dining and international cuisine in our area...

Trip Advisor: Where to eat in Grantham

Trip Advisor: Where to eat in Stamford

Town Bridge, Stamford