A Day Out With Elspeth in Stamford

I’ve updated it after a revisit – and my one on COLCHESTER too – it’s always worth checking back for

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The Easterner’s Cotswold fix

I think this was my first stone town – that of warm, golden beige, unmarred by the grey of age or industry, and I was enchanted; I still am. I like that even the modern housing enclave by the station is made of that light Jurassic park limestone that runs like a seatbelt from Yorkshire to the West country. The station is also made of it, but its cuteness was reversed by the following: it appears unstaffed; and trains run once an hour in each direction, in a clump, so much of the hour, there’s no action and no-one around. Not fun at night and it’s not that easy to find your way out of – one of the first signs you see is “No entry – your council at your service.”

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Having escaped the housing enclave, you are greeted with meadows and the many towers of a gorgeous little town that…

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