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Welcome to Stamford

Stamford is a town in the South Kesteven District in Lincolnshire, England. The population at the 2011 census was 19,701. It was estimated to be 20,645 in 2019. The town has 17th and 18th-century stone buildings, older timber-framed buildings and five medieval parish churches. Stamford is a frequent film location. In 2013 it was rated the best place to live in a survey by The Sunday Times.

Tourism plays an important part in Stamford’s economy, as do professional law and accountancy firms. Health, education and other public-service employers also feature, notably a hospital, a large medical general practice, schools and a further education college. Hospitality is provided by several hotels, licensed premises, restaurants, tea rooms and cafés.

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