Local Interest

Stamford is an architectural gem, a stone-built town of charm and grandeur in which The George sits extremely comfortably. The entrance to the town from the south, past Burghley's 'Bottle Lodges' gateway, is always breathtaking. The first sight of the town is from St Martin's going down the hill to The George of Stamford, a view described by Walter Scott as the finest between London and York. 


Within easy reach of The George are Burghley House, the beautiful market towns of Uppingham, Oakham and Oundle, and Peterborough with fast trains to London. We are lucky enough to be in an area of little known beauty with many unspoilt villages and the beautiful rivers Welland and Nene.


Here are a few ideas for visiting Stamford and its environs: 

Burghley House

Rutland Water – walks, cycling and sailing

Stamford Open air Theatre at Tolethorpe Hall

Grimsthorpe Castle

Rockingham Castle

Stamford Arts Centre

Luffenham Heath Golf Club (bookable through The George)

Westside gym (tickets available from The Hotel's reception)


The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials - We are currently fully booked for accommodation over the Burghley Horse Trials, but please advise us of your requirements so that we can retain your details on our waiting list and contact you in the event of a cancellation.

We take lunch and dinner reservations for the À La Carte Restaurant during Burghley, either for a peaceful and delicious lunch away from the crowds – with traffic free exit and re-entry to the park during this time - or for the evening.


The Luffenham Heath Golf Club

Founded in 1911, visiting golfers will receive a warm welcome at this challenging heathland course. Blessed with many fine holes, the course is a classic test. Combine this with The George's hospitality to make the perfect break.

In conjunction with The Luffenham Heath Golf Club The George is pleased to offer rounds of golf bookable in conjunction with accommodation at The George.

Please see the terms and conditions before purchasing a round of golf at The Luffenham Heath Golf Club or call our reservations team for all the details - 01780 750700.

For all the details of the course please visit the club's website.