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The East Midlands county of Lincolnshire is blessed with a seemingly never-ending supply of picturesque towns and villages. Coupled with the acres of untouched countryside and stunning coastline, these towns and villages are responsible for Lincolnshire's status as a premier United Kingdom holiday destination.
One such beautiful town is Stamford, a stunning stone town that sits on the very southern edge of the county. Among the town's foremost attractions are the pretty Stamford Meadows and the quaint high street.
Just a short distance from the town centre lies a collection of meadows that contribute significantly to both the beauty and the ambience of this unique country town. The meadows offer an idyllic spot for looking out over the skyline of Stamford, for relaxing, or even for taking a hot air balloon ride to survey the wider county. The meadows are also a great place to walk along the banks of the River Witham.
The high street in Stamford has the look of the quintessential British country town about it. Lined with 17th and 18th Century buildings, many of which sport crooked timber frames, the street creates an atmosphere both friendly and historic. Highlights in the centre of town include the Arts Centre, the Stamford Museum and the impressive Stamford Shakespeare Festival. Hardly surprising that Stamford was voted 'Best Place To Live' by the Sunday Times in 2013.
Attracting so many tourists each year, it's fitting that Stamford is home to some of the best hotels in Lincolnshire.
The William Cecil Hotel is set in the grounds of Burghley Estate. The stunning 17th century Georgian building is finished to a high standard of luxury, offering roll top baths, exquisite food and a wide selection of facilities, including wedding catering.
The Collyweston Slater, in nearby Collyweston, offers a more traditional option. Also finished to a high standard, The Collyweston Slater is attached to its own restaurant and bar. With three guestrooms, the bed and breakfast promises an intimate stay. Wherever you choose to stay when visiting Stamford, the hotel staff will be happy to advise on what to do in the area.