About the Tour

Join us on a 90 minute guided walking tour around beautiful, unspoilt Stamford - see the sights, discover the secrets and meet the faces behind the façade. Parts of the town centre have survived almost intact since medieval times, impervious to change going on all around. A seam of local limestone has given it a distinct look with great swathes of Georgian architecture, intertwined with Medieval, Tudor and Victorian influences. Explore Stamford’s history, cobbled streets, and some of the six-hundred listed buildings en route. Of course, there’s so much more to the past than gorgeous buildings. Come with us and you’ll hear stories of the great and not so good of our beautiful South Lincolnshire market town. People make a place interesting!

The past shouldn’t be dry, dusty or deadly dull! We aim to bring local history to life with quirky facts and humorous tales. Find out about wife-selling, lucky escapes, why Stamford was rotten, how our town is like Pamplona in Spain and much more…

Tours take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 11am, and on Wednesdays between November and February. They are suitable for all ages. A children’s quiz, Stamford Strollopoly is included. Interested? Book via the tickets link, and we’ll see you soon!

If you would like a private or group guided tour, please contact us at or phone 07534 308928.

*Just added - Yarns at Yuletide - explore Stamford at Christmas!*


Stamford’s quaint old narrow streets can be steep and uneven. Please take care!

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About Us

Ruth Clewlow
Ruth is friendly and enthusiastic. She has lived and worked in various parts of the UK and lived locally for nearly 20 years. Her current home in Stamford town centre dates back to the late 17th century. She has a BA in Humanities and Arts and an MA in Victorian Studies and is passionate about heritage, history, architecture and visual arts. She currently works at Burghley House, a grand Elizabethan treasure house on the outskirts of Stamford, welcoming and guiding visitors.

Rachel Crowther
Rachel loves music, reading, running, art, and of course, history. She has a history degree, and is happy to be surrounded by beautiful artworks, antiques, and architecture in her current job at Burghley House. She has lived and worked all over England and in Europe but now calls Stamford home. She thinks it should be voted the best place to live in the UK every year!


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phone: 07534 308928