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Stamford, on the River Welland, is one of Britain’s most attractive small towns. It was once declared the Best Place to live in the UK in the Sunday Times and described by Sir John Betjeman as the finest stone town in England. The Romans were nearby, but it was the Anglo-Saxons who made Stamford a town and it grew as a Danish settlement and one of the Five Boroughs of the Danelaw. It was a commercial centre in the middle ages, famous for its pottery and wool – and a convenient stopping-place on the great road north (which now thankfully by-passes it). Stamford contains a huge number of listed properties made from the local limestone, five medieval churches – including the notable All Saints’ - and attractive shops and pubs. There is a Friday market. Stamford has also often been used as a film location in period dramas. The Burghley Horse Trials are held annually in early September at Burghley House, on the outskirts of the town.