Blogs from Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Stamford September 27th 2016

Geo: 52.6513, -0.48007 We arrived in Leeds and headed to the laundromat. We found a nice one and proceeded to do our last laundry. Hooray! After, we couldn't check into our hotel because it was too early, so we headed over to the Royal Armory Museum to go thru it. It was huge! It was 5 floors of armor, guns and weapons of all kind. No photos were allowed, so no pics were taken on this day. We found our hotel, had a drink, unpacked and went to dinner. We got up this morning and headed out to Stamford. We found a great manor to visit on the way there. It is called Burghley House. It is still used by the family that owns it. It is set on 11,000 acres. It is a huge house. ... read more
Part of the kitchen
The bells for the staff
The pool room

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Stamford August 3rd 2011

The first overnight stop on our slow drive to Scotland is Stamford in Lincolnshire, a centre of the wool trade in the Middle Ages, just an hour's drive north of Cambridge. We pass Stilton, after which Britain's best-known blue cheese is named. It isn't made there, but was sold at two coaching inns in the village. As long ago as the early 18th Century, Defoe associated Stilton with cheese. An e-mail from Expedia shows the address of our hotel as 24A High Street, Stamford. We imagine an old coaching inn in the town centre. Driving among the limestone buildings, honey yellow in the bright sunlight, we find that the High Street is pedestrianised. The sat nav leads us to a small square beyond, but there's no sign of a hotel. We park in Bath Row, where ... read more
St Martin's, Stamford

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Lincolnshire » Stamford June 9th 2010

Good afternoon all... I hope nobody is working too hard at the moment (sorry guys). Sunny Stamford greeted me with open arms on Friday and Saturday and then decided to rain since then. Quite a good example of what we will be facing for the next couple of months! Thank you all at work for my card and collection - it was really kind of you all and very much appreciated! We are currently in the depths of administrative shenanigans - banking, credit cards, emails, music sorting, last minute frantic buying etc etc... It is our intention today for everything to be sorted and finally crammed into a tiny rucksack - after that its just a case of waiting for the counter to reach zero - it still doesn't feel like we are leaving in 2 ... read more

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