South West Lincolnshire Holiday Brochure

Stamford - Its unique blend of history, niche shopping, stunning architecture and an over-riding sense of community even won the supreme compliment from the Sunday Times newspaper as ‘Britain’s top place to live’. Behind such praise lies a hardworking and bustling town with a wealth of character. Proclaimed by Sir Walter Scott as “the finest stone town in England”, Stamford was declared a conservation area in 1967. It has over 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone in the town centre including five medieval churches, all real gems.

On the outskirts of Stamford is one of the most impressive Elizabethan houses in England, Burghley House with eighteen treasure-filled state rooms boasting a world-renowned collection of tapestries, porcelain and paintings Whilst you are in the area you can also enjoy a visit to Rutland Water to the west, one of Europe’s largest reservoirs and now a haven for fishing, cycling, sailing and wildlife, and rolling countryside with picturesque villages all round. 

Grantham - The gateway to Lincolnshire – with its A1 links and high speed rail service to London – just over an hour- the town picked up two accolades recently when it was named as one of the top commuter towns in the country with good value property and one of the best towns to live in Britain.

Steeped with history this market town is well worth a visit, the Angel and Royal Hotel on the High Street was originally a court of King John. The George Shopping Centre, a former coaching inn, was mentioned in Charles Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby. See Sir Isaac Newton’s statue, the birthplace of Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher was born in the town. At the heart of Grantham is the parish church of St. Wulfram with its soaring 282ft. spire – one of the most important town churches in England.

North of Grantham is Belton House, a Restoration country house with 25 rooms open to the public. 1300 acre landscaped park, formal gardens and woodland adventure playground.

Surrounding the town you can visit Belvoir Castle. Easton walled Gardens and Woolsthorpe Manor. 

Planning you trip? Find your way around with this handy map.