There’s a reason it’s been named “Best place to live in Britain”…
Period dramas from Middlemarch to Pride and Prejudice have chosen it as a dreamy location. That and the fact Stamford was named Britain’s first conservation area, something special must be going on.
For a bit of historical intrigue, there are links to the Knights Templar.
Here are some full articles and reviews describing it’s splendour and some general history.