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Stamford named one of England’s best small towns to live in

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A town on the edge of Cambridgeshire has been named one of the UK’s best small towns to live in.

Stamford was praised for its transport links, excellent schools and array of independent shops in a list compiled by property finders Garrington.

The ‘finest stone town in England’ also boasts 11 churches, 30 pubs, 20 restaurants and more than 10 quality hotels and guest houses.

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The town technically lies in Lincolnshire, but is just a 20-minute drive from Peterborough and the county line dividing Lincolnshire from Cambridgeshire cuts directly through the grounds of Burghley House.

Garrington said: “It is a well-connected, historic town on the easter edge of the Midlands.

“The many independent shops that line the quaint streets of the town trade under a common banner of “ancient and vibrant”.

“If you have children of school age, you may be spoilt for the choice of excellent public and private schools.”

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The average price of a house in Stamford is £341,352 as of November 2020.

The town is on the A1, with the 100-mile drive into central London taking less than 2 hours.

The fastest trains from Stamford to London Kings Cross have a journey time of one hour and 13 minutes.

The full list of the 18 best small towns in England to live in:

1. Southam, Gloucestershire

2. Epping, Essex

3. Windsor, Berkshire

4. Frome, Somerset

5. Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

6. Arundel, West Sussex

7. Sevenoaks, Kent

8. St. Ives, Cornwall

9. Banbury, Oxfordshire

10. Whitby, North Yorkshire

11. Great Budworth, Cheshire

12. Bakewell, Derbyshire

13. Stamford, Lincolnshire

14. Bamburgh, Northumberland

15. Altrincham, Cheshire

16. Cirencester, Gloucestershire

17. Keswick, Cumbria

18. Odiham, Hampshire

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