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Delightful STAMFORD is a handsome little limestone town of yellow-grey seventeenth- and eighteenth-century buildings edging narrow streets that slope up from the River Welland. The town's salad days were as a centre of Lincolnshire's medieval wool and cloth trade and it was then that its wealthy merchants built the medley of stone churches and houses. Stamford was also the home of William Cecil, Elizabeth's chief minister, who built his splendid mansion, BurghleyHouse, close by. The town survived the collapse of the wool trade, and, more recently, escaped the three main threats to old English …
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George Hotel of Stamford

Inviting Coaching Inn Hotel dating from 1595, located in town center; near the train station; 35 miles from East Midlands Airport.

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Burghley or Burghley House is one of the most elegant Elizabethan structures in Lincolnshire, England. The grand building dates back to the 16th Century when it was ...