Although there are many Stamfords around the world, the oldest Stamford is located in Lincolnshire. The town began as a Danish settlement and eventually became known as a cloth centre. There are many historic homes situated throughout the town of Stamford. The town is also known for its many churches, which are certainly well worth seeing when in the area. Visitors will find there is plenty to see and do in Stamford and the surrounding area. There are also many dining, shopping and accommodation options in Stamford as well to meet the needs of guests.
Stamford is very much like Rome in that it began as a humble town that was built on the banks of a river, but which quickly established itself as a major trading area. This level of prosperity enjoyed by the town quickly attracted the unwanted attention of both the Romans, as well as the Norsemen. It is here in this small town, so beloved by TV directors and media experts for its authentic and rustic architecture that an army congregated in order to force the hand of the ruling king of England at that time John I to sign the Magna Carta.
The close proximity to a river made the transport of raw materials and finished goods all the more easy, meaning that Stamford quickly became a major industrial area for the pottery business, although the town would later diversify into textile and wool production later on.
Stamford is renowned for its stunning stone architecture, but all of the cities finery pales in comparison to Burghley House, which is a 16th century country home which has a level of opulence that will take your breath away.
In total Burghley House contain no less than 80 different rooms, and the entire home is constructed according to the Baroque style of architecture. The end result is an overwhelmingly grandiose and awe inspiring visual feast, and whilst England has more than its fair share of country homes, Burghley House certainly trumps them all in terms of its magnificent and awe inspiring beauty.