What to do locally / linksLots of things 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.
Regarded by many as the finest Elizabethan House in England, Burghley House was built in the 16th Century by William Cecil, the first Lord Burghley. Now in the hands of Lady Victoria Leatham, this stunning house, extensive grounds and sculpture park are open to the public over the summer period.
The reservoir of 3000 acres of water and 26 miles of shoreline was constructed by Anglian Water and has been developed to provide a wide range of recreational uses: walking, a variety of watersports, fishing, cycling (cycles can be hired), bird watching, children’s play areas and places to picnic. There is a butterfly centre as well as the renowned bird centre with its Osprey programme.
Stamford Shakespeare festival
A purpose-built auditorium in the landscaped grounds of the Elizabethan Tolethorpe Hall near Stamford provides the setting for the annual summer season of outdoor Shakespeare, which attracts 30,000 visitors a year. Prior to performances, theatre goers can dine in the Hall or picnic on the lawns. Tickets and details from Stamford Arts Centre.
Grimsthorpe is considered to be the most important 18th Century house in the area. Architecturally of the Baroque style, it houses beautiful paintings, furniture and tapestries and is surrounded by 3000 acres of landscaped gardens and parklands. It also offers an adventure playground, cycle trails, Land Rover tours, red deer herd, woodland walking trail, refreshments and shop.
More places to visit
St Martins Antiques Centre
Rutland in General
Golf in Rutland
Places to eat and drink
The 6 Bells
Tel: 01778 590360
The Olive Branch
Tel: 01780 410355
No3 The Yard, 3 Ironmonger Street, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 756 080
The George Hotel (Orangery and main restaurant). St. Martins, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 750750
Orangery, Burghley House, Burghley Park, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 767386
The Crown Hotel, Red Lion Square, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 763136
(Excellent locally produced fayre. Sunday lunch a winner)
Toby Norris, St Paul’s St, Stamford.
(Over 21 very traditional pub and pizza oven)
White Heart (Micro- brewery and restaurant). Ufford, Nr Stamford.
Tel: 01780 740250
Ask Pizza and Pasta, 9 St. Johns St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 765455
Pizza Express, 1 High St, St. Martins, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 767902
Voujon (Indian) Special deals on Wednesday nights. 26 Broad St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 757030
The Bombay Cottage, 52 Scotgate, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 480138
(Take aways available delivered to the cottages)
Raj Of India (Indian). 2 All saints St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 753556
Royal Fusion, (featuring both Indian and Thai cuisine) 47 Main Road, Uffington, Near Stamford.
Tel: 01780 766888
Hong Kong (Excellent Chinese take away). 5-6 All Saints St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 754266
The Orchid (Thai). 43 St. Marys St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 757291
Viva Brasserie, 1 Castle St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 762739
Stamford Arts Centre Coffee Shop, 27 St. Mary’s St, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 753458
Meet me under the clock, Units 8-9 Stamford Walk, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 480050
Pennies from Heaven, 17 Maiden Lane, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 481634
Silver Lane Coffee Shop, 8-10 Silver Lane, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 757373
Truffles, 16 St Mary’s Hill, Stamford.
Tel: 01780 757282
Tel: 01780 238001
The 8848 Nepalese & Indian Restaurant
Tel: 01780 767600
Tel: 01780 755162
The Cosy Club
Tel: 01780 767710
Tel: 01780 766522
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