Just off the A1, Stamford in Lincolnshire is known as Britain’s best preserved Georgian stone town comprising of many gems of Jacobean and Georgian architecture. In fact the town contains over 600 listed buildings and 5 medieval parish churches. Stamford rose from obscurity, due to its position on the Great North Road, as being a Mail Coach interchange situated as it is approximately half way between London and York. The beautiful buildings and picturesque streets have been used as sets in historical films and television productions including, Middlemarch, Pride and Prejudice and The Da Vinci Code.
Stamford is a shoppers’ paradise with unique independent boutiques and gift shops scattered throughout the town and hidden in back streets and quaint passageways. Close by is the historic Burghley Estate, home to the world famous horse trials held annually in August/September.