Stamford is a borough and a collection of 5 parishes which lie in the southwest corner of Lincolnshire about 46 miles southeast of Lincoln on the Great North Road. They also lie 89 miles north of London and 14 miles northwest of Peterborough off of either the A15 or the A16 trunk roads. The borough is bounded on the northeast by Uffington parish and on the north and west by Rutland county and to the south by Northamptonshire.
Stamford sits on a small hill rising from the north bank of the River Welland. Photographs of Stamford sites can be found at:
There is also a commercial web site for Stamford.
Researchers who visit present-day Stamford will find a wide variety of accomodations. Hotels include:
- The Crown Hotel, 6 All Saints Place, Stamford, LIN, PE9 2AG Tel: 01780 763136 (See "History")
- The Crown Inn, Main St, Great Casterton, Stamford, LIN, PE9 4AP Tel: 01780 763362
- The George Hotel, 71 High St.. St. Martins, Stamford, LIN, PE9 2LB Tel: 01780 750700
- Lady Anne's Hotel, 36-38 High St, St. Martins, Stamford, LIN, PE9 2LJ Tel: 01780 481184
Make sure you visit the Stamford Museum on Broad Street on Saturdays, 10AM to 5PM, for family activities. The Museum also sponsors guided walks of the Medieval monasteries of Stamford organised by the Stamford Civic Society and Stamford Museum. For tickets, contact Stamford Museum at 01780 766317. Also on Broad Street is Brownes Hospital, one of the best surviving Almshouses in England, built in the 1480s. The Boardroom, Chapel and Audit Room are open to the public on weekends. Visit the secret cloister with enchanting garden. And any visit to Stamford should start with a check of: