Welcome to Wothorpe Towers

Wothorpe Towers is a romantic ruin: the remains of a unique 17th Century building of national significance. Situated on a hill above the town of Stamford, it was once an imposing Jacobean lodge created by the eldest son of Lord Burghley, Thomas Cecil, as a place of recreation. Built in the early 1600s, this was a wholly new type of Lodge not set in a deer-park, forest or rabbit warren but instead created in a pastoral setting as a retreat from the formality and responsibility of a big house.

Such Lodges became places for "escape, retreat and pleasure… Their architecture is one of fantasy and enjoyment not ostentation."

Wothorpe Towers has recently undergone a significant programme of conservation and consolidation. A charitable trust has been formed to help ensure the long term survival of this Scheduled Ancient Monument which is also Grade I listed.

Now, for the first time in its 400 year history, Wothorpe Towers, this local landmark and its surrounding landscape will be accessible to the public and able to be enjoyed for recreation once again.