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What to see and do

Whether it’s historic buildings, Castles, Museums, Walks, Golf courses, fishing, Water sports, Shakespeare, antiques or adventure playgrounds, South West Lincolnshire has them all. In addition to the walking, cycling, and fishing there’s loads of things to see and do.

Visit Stamford And Beyond

Whether you're visiting for a short or long stay, Stamford and its surrounding areas have plenty to see and do. With something for everyone, exploring this stunning area will leave you wanting to discover more and more.


Stamford Town

Known as one of the 'finest stone towns in England', this idyllic town boast unique shops, pubs and restaurants along side multiple green spaces for exploring.

Burghley House

 Built in the 16th Century, this stunning house, extensive grounds and sculpture park are open to the public during varying seasons.

Rutland Water

The reservoir was developed to provide a wide range of recreational uses; walking, water sports, fishing, cycling, bird watching and picnicking. 


Grimsthorpe Castle

This 18th Century house showcases beautiful paintings, furniture and tapestries and is surrounded by landscaped gardens and parklands. 

Tolethorpe Hall

Tolethorpe Hall has origins going back 800 years to the early 11th century . It is now the location of the Rutland Theatre of the Stamford Shakespeare Company.

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle's unique retail village, restored from old estate buildings, now a centre of excellence for local food, drink, artisan shopping.

Eat & Drink

01/ Tobie Norris

Housed in one of Stamford's oldest, most interesting buildings dating back to the 13th century, this lovingly restored pub has a quirky yet traditional feel and is certainly one not to be missed.

02/ Zada Restaurant

Zadas menu is a meld of Middle Eastern cuisine with particular emphasis on Turkish food. A blend of authentic homestyle cooking, traditional favourites and royal offerings.

03/ The Kings Head

Smallest pub in stamford with a family run team focusing on produce and brewers from the local economy.  A quaint pub with walled courtyard.

04/ Paten & Co

A fantastic bar situated right next to The Crown Hotel in a redesigned 18th Century building reflective of its merchant history but with a modern twist, offering a flavoursome seasonal menu, craft beers, select wine and specialist cocktails.

05/ Orbis Stamford

01780 669950

A unique Restaurant, Bar & Terrace Encapsulating flavours from around the world.

A wonderful sharing menu for something a little different but always delicious. Plus an excellent range of Cocktails & Mocktails.

06/ The George Hotel

Tel:01780 750750

From fine dining in the Oak Room to afternoon tea in the Garden Room and summer dining in the Courtyard or Cocktails in the York bar, the George offers luxury experiences sure to impress. 

07/ The Wheatsheaf

Tel: 01572 812325

Based in the small village of Greetham The Wheatsheaf is a Gastropub with a superb menu of both food and wines, booking is essential as it is always busy and you will see why!

08/ The Olive Branch

Tel: 01780 410355

Award winning village pub a 5 minute drive away, from pub classics to culinary delights with an emphasis on locally sourced & seasonal produce. Booking essential.

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