Things To Do near The Viking Way

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St Mary's Vaults Inn, Stamford, Lincolnshire

St Mary's Vaults Inn, Stamford (approx. 7 miles away)

A late medieval timber-framed inn still serving real ale.

Barn Hill, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Barn Hill, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

One of Stamford's most attractive and well-preserved streets. This picturesque cobbled stoned street provided key locations for the BBC TV series Middlemarch and the film The Golden Bowl.

St Mary's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire

St Mary's Church, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

The "Mother Church" as it is sometimes called is noticeable for its large broach spire. The earliest parts of the church date from the late 12th century, but the tower is early 13th century.A broach spire is a tall pyramidal or conical structure usually on the top of a tower or a turret. It starts o...

All Saints Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire

All Saints Church, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

Recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, All Saints stands as one of Stamford's oldest churches.Located between All Saints' Place and Red Lion Square, it dominates the market area between the Danish borough and the Castle area.Little remains of the original structure, some 12th century masonry in the...

Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Burghley House, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

Burghley House is a Grade I listed building, with separately Grade I listed north courtyard and gate. The rooms and gardens are open to the public.Built during the mid-late 16th century by Sir William Cecil, later 1st Baron Burghley, who was Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, the house is a g...

Red Lion Square, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Red Lion Square, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

Stamford's ancient market place and pretty much the centre of Stamford. The building running along the south side of the square is thought to be a late medieval wool hall.

Stamford Town Hall, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Stamford Town Hall, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

Purpose-built in 1778 and is today used as a magistrates court. Presently houses an extensive collection of regalia and historic Stamford memorabilia.

St John's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire

St John's Church, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

Founded sometime in the 12th century and rebuilt c1451. It now has a 15th century exterior which belies the main feature within.Rows of wooden angels with extended wings line the nave and chancel roof.

The All Saints Brewery, Stamford, Lincolnshire

The All Saints Brewery, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

A Victorian brewery much of which still stands. The brewery has stood in the centre of Stamford since 1825 and remains today, a working brewery.There are a variety of tours including tasting tours run during the week and at weekends.

Queen Eleanor's 12 Crosses, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Queen Eleanor's 12 Crosses, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

The Eleanor Crosses were 12 stone monuments erected for King Edward I's wife Queen Eleanor following her death in 1290. Each monument represents a resting place used when taking her body to London.Stamford erected a modern monument inspired by the "lost cross". It can be found in Sheepmarket, rather...

Town Bridge, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Town Bridge, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

The town bridge in Stamford crossing the River Welland.

Daniel Lambert, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Daniel Lambert, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

Born in Leicester March 13th, 1770 and died suddenly during a visit to Stamford for the races in 1809. His coffin was built on wheels requiring some 20 men to lower it down a ramp into his grave in St Martin's Church.In 1793 he turned the scale at 32 stone and in 1804 weighed over 49 stone. Daniel t...

Medieval Wall Remains, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Medieval Wall Remains, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

Stamford was originally a walled town and this is a surviving section. The medieval castle itself is believed to have sat within the towns walls and is beneath the bus garage.

The George Hotel, Stamford, Lincolnshire

The George Hotel, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

The George of Stamford is a beautiful coaching inn with log fires, oak panelled restaurant, a walled monastery garden and cobbled courtyard. The exact age of is not known, but historians have referred to it as "A very ancient hostelry, once belonging to the Abbots of Croyland". It's possible therefo...

St Martin's Church, Stamford, Lincolnshire

St Martin's Church, Stamford (approx. 8 miles away)

St. Martin's was founded c1146 but due to deterioration was entirely rebuilt during the second half of the 15th century. Little has been altered since.The church houses the tombs of the Cecil family of Burghley House. Also, Daniel Lambert, the biggest man in England during the Georgian period is bur...