WHAT TO DO
Stamford, Peterborough, PE9 3JY
Take a trip back in time at majestic Burghley House, built and designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Elizabeth I,
between 1555 and 1587. Enjoy a tour of the 18 State Rooms before taking the dog for a walk in the historic parkland laid out by
Capability Brown, the children for a splash in the Garden of Surprises, or see the Teddy Bears Picnic in the Sculpture Garden.
Finish off with a leisurely lunch in the Orangery Restaurant.
WHERE TO STAY
Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9
An exquisitely designed luxury self-catering cottage, The Parisian maintains many of its 18th century original features set seamlessly within a
sophisticated and undeniably romantic design. Having started life as the stable to the adjacent rectory, this beautiful hideaway boasts a
picturesque village setting with a choice of two private courtyards to relax in. It’s the perfect base for a couple looking to unwind after days
spent exploring the blissfully unspoilt local area.
WHERE TO EAT
THE BULL & SWAN
24a High Street St Martin's, Stamford, PE9 2LJ
This grand old drinking establishment was once the favourite haunt of the 5th Earl of Exeter. In 1684, he and his friends (including The Baptist Earl
of Gainsborough, aka ‘Greyhound’, The Hon Charles Bertie, aka ‘Stag’, and The Earl of Denbigh, aka ‘Tyger’), called it The Honourable Order
of Little Bedlam and caused, well, bedlam whenever visiting. You’re now invited to do the same while sipping on delicious locally brewed ales
and feasting on seasonal food grown both locally and in the pub’s own gardens.
WHERE TO DRINK
THE COSY CLUB
The Old Delivery Office, Horseshoe Lane, Stamford, PE9 2RB
This beautifully eccentric grand-but-not fussy bar never fails to live up to its pledge to ensure ‘every customer leaves feeling splendid’. The
former post office offers a mouth-watering cocktail menu that includes such delights as ‘The Best Vesper Martini’ made with Burleigh’s gin,
distilled in ancient woodlands, and award-winning Our/London vodka. It also offers a comprehensive wine list and a Teatime Tipple deal of
two cocktails for only £9.95 on Sundays to Thursdays. Make this your first stop for a cosy drink in Stamford.
WHAT NOT TO MISS
FOUR COUNTIES WALK
Starts at the Tourist Information Centre, St Mary's Street, PE9 2DL
This 7 or 9.5km scenic circular walk takes you along the banks of the River Welland, up and over Easton on the Hill, onto the Fens and through the majestic woodland at Wothorpe before meandering back into town across ancient pastureland. For roughly three hours you’ll dip toes into Rutland, Northamptonshire and Peterborough, as well as Lincolnshire, marvelling at some of the most historic and undeniably beautiful countryside in the UK.