Stamford tourism plays a very important part in the local economy. There is also a number of professional Law and accountancy businesses based within Stamford.
Stamford has a Hospital and 2 large medical general practices. Stamford offers Independent schools and colleges for further education.
As you walk through Stamford you will come across a great number of licensed premises steeped with the history of the town. There are nearly 30 pubs that serve real ale, which makes a change from the normal mass-produced ales available in most public houses today.
The George Hotel is a popular place to go for lunch and afternoon teas, where you can indulge in cream teas if you’re not too concerned about your waistline.
Stamford is one of the towns in England that still keeps its original character. The streets are still unchanged over the centuries and the Magnificent Georgian architecture.
As you walk through the town, there are a number of small boutiques retail shops, tea rooms, book shops you can browse at. You could take a walk along the River Well footpath, or relax by the Town’s historic meadows.
as you walk through the town center.
Burghley House is also opened to the general public; they have live entailment events throughout the year, which include horse trials, outside the open cinema, and walking around the estate.
Burghley House also offers a good selection of food, including a variety of sandwiches, cream cakes, scones, etc. When the weather permits, you can take a look at the large round ornamental pond next to the restaurant, which is full of koi carps The fish are quite tame and swim up close to you.
Stamford also has a good selection of supermarkets that includes, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Morrison’s, and Sainsbury. There are also 2 retail parks that have various well-known retailers.