Stop in at Stamford
Voted the best place to live by the Sunday Times in 2013, Stamford is just fourteen miles due west of Peterborough, home to one of the newest Medusa Juice Vape shops. It’s a mere forty-seven miles from King’s Lynn and regardless of where you are in the area, you won’t want to miss a drive to the best Vape store around.
Stamford is filled with 17th and 18th century buildings and is home to five medieval churches. But whether you’re interested in the churches or not, you can find plenty to occupy your time while there.
Some of the noteworthy historical sites include Burghley House, Tolethorpe Hall, Barn Hill, Stamford Eleanor Cross and the Stamford Town Hall. Burghley House was built by Sir William Cecil, the high treasurer for Queen Elizabeth the first and the first construction on it dates back to 1555. The entire house and gardens took over thirty-two years to complete and today is widely visited for its architecture, gardens and history by tourists from all over the world.
If you choose to visit, be sure to see the Garden of Surprises, The Sculpture Garden, The South Garden and the Deer Park. All are different and have their own unique blend of spectacular.
Tolethorpe Hall predates Burghley house by a great deal with origins going back to the 11th century. Built by a Norman family who came over from France just after the Norman Conquest of 1066, it remains a beautiful and vital part of of the city’s history and is also widely visited by tourists of all nationalities.
Sights and sounds
A stroll along Barn Hill will take you back in time to a more genteel way of life and you can visit the site where Reverend William Stukeley, widely considered the father of British Archeology, once lived.
Edward I had a memorial built to his wife, Eleanor of Castile. The stone cross he named for her fell into disrepair over the years and was replaced with a modern version to commemorate her life and death. Situated in a lovely little town square, there are seats surrounding the cross and you’re welcome to visit it anytime.
There is a tourist information centre located on St Mary’s Street in Stamford, where you can find a lengthy list of places to go and things to do.
Burghley Park is also a great place to have a picnic, meet up with friends or just walk along enjoying your favourite e-liquid flavours by Medusa Juice. Want something crisp and fresh? Try Dr. Blue or if you would prefer something a bit sweeter and reminiscent of summer, Strawberry Gelato is always nice.
There’s lots of great shopping to be found and enjoyed in Stamford and whatever you’re in the market for is available. The Town Centre has lots of shops to enjoy as does the Corn Exchange Shopping Arcade. You can find everything from Antiques to Watchmakers in Stamford and experience the ambiance of a lovely town all year long. St. Martins Antiques Centre and St George’s Antiques were two of my personal favourites. Both shops have authentic antiques from both the local area and those from all over Britain and abroad.
Stamford is also home to Browne’s Hospital and Museum and if you are in the mood to visit some of the local churches, there’s several worth a look, including St George’s, St Martin’s and All Saints Church. Be sure to check their website for times and admittance fee.
As I mentioned earlier, with Peterborough a mere fourteen miles away, you won’t want to pass up the opportunity to stop in at Medusa Juice and take advantage of their latest sales, competitions and recent additions to their e-liquid range, clothing line and of course, see what kind of equipment is available.
If you’re staying for a few days, you can take the time to try some of the local hospitality and no matter how long your visit is, be sure to enjoy the cuisine in Stamford. Whatever your budget, there’s plenty to select from.
Grab a bite
The St George’s has a lovely restaurant and then there’s also The Kings Head, Lamberts, The Millstone Public House and many, many more. If you fancy more of a cafe or pub atmosphere, why not try The London Inn Pub, Aloha Foods Company, Jolly Brewer, The Model Fish Bar, The Golden Fleece or Pennies From Heaven. (We could all use a few of those!)
There’s also a JD Weatherspoon and Morrisons in Stamford, so you can get some groceries or a light snack just about any time of the day or night. For true fish and chips, give Wittering Fish and Chips a try.
As you can see, not only was Stamford voted the best place to live, it has a lot going for it as a tourist destination as well. So, take a day trip, plan a weekend getaway or family holiday because you can have any sort of holiday you wish there.
A nice way to end your day
Scenic and ideally located for many reasons, Stamford is one of those ‘great finds’ we so rarely come across but which we never forget once we do.
And to help make the trip even more memorable, stop in at the nearby Medusa Juice Vape Shop and try out some of the incredible e-juices they have in stock. Maybe you have questions, which their staff is always happy to answer. There’s always something wonderful happening in the shops, so be a part of it by visiting the Peterborough, King’s Lynn or Norwich stores. Nothing compliments a great time like a visit to Medusa Juice.