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The Town

Saxon Stamford was best known for its pottery but, situated as it is on the Great North Road and the River Welland, its trade links thrived, and by the 13th century it was one of the ten largest towns in England. It had a castle, over a dozen churches, four friaries, a university, and parliaments met there. Today many of these buildings still survive whilst it prospers as a small market town, uniquely encased in splendid English architecture - oozing beauty and fascinating history this is a town not to be missed!


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Curious AboutStamford is a Lincolnshire Stone Town, full of old world charm - its history going back well over 1,000 years. With its conservation status, walking its streets is like walking back in time - past the ruins of its castle, 15th century almshouses, a variety of churches and an ancient coaching inn.
Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts.

First Walk
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Church Walk

Stamford has a large collection of churches scattered around the town, of all different denominations and architectures. This walk takes in a good cross section of those churches, as well as highlighting a number of other fascinating places, like Stamford School founded in 1532, and Browne’s Hospital, an ancient almshouse built in the 15th century
(1 mile / 1.6 kms).
Second Walk
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Heritage Walk

Stamford’s recorded history goes back well over 1,000 years. Untouched by the industrial revolution, much of the town centre was built in the 17th and 18th centuries, in Georgian or Jacobean style. Because of its conservation status much of the town still retains its old world charm, and the Heritage Walk will show you most of it!
(1 mile / 1.6 kms).

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