- Out & About
Theatre and cinema
www.stamfordartscentre.com Drama, Cinema, Dance, Classical, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Comedy, Talks, Childrens events. Also the home of the Tourist iInformation Centre.
Corn Exchange Theatre
Stamford Shakespeare Company.
This world renowned company present an annual season of plays in June, July and August at Rutland Open Air Theatre in the grounds of historic Tolethorpe Hall. www.stamfordshakespeare.co.uk
(1st Saturday July) www.riversidefestival.co.uk
Stately Homes & Museums
Burghley House & grounds.
www.burghley.co.ukBurgley is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age. Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587. Visitor facilities include the Orangery Restaurant, Gift Shop, Gardens of Surprise and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer. Used in many major films and TV including The Da Vinci Code and Pride & Prejudice. Also the home of the International 3 day Horse trials event www.burghley-horse.co.uk.
has been the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland for one thousand years. www.belvoircastle.com
17th-century country house with magnificent interiors, beautiful gardens and extensive parkland and film location for the BBC's Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice and Tom Jones. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-beltonhouse
Birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-woolsthorpemanor
Medieval almshouses, with a Jacobean hall and chapel. Also featured as “Middlemarch Hospital” in the BBC TV adaptation of George Eliot’s novel, “Middlemarch”, much of which was shot in Stamford. www.stamfordcivicsociety.org.uk/html/visit_browne_s_hospital.html