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Burghley House

Burghley, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
01780 752451
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This historic Elizabethan house (circa 1587) features a serpentine park that was designed by Lancelot Brown and a gothic greenhouse and stables.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A lovely large house - still lived in by the owners. Wonderful history. Great Cafe inside the building in a magnificent setting. Good gift shop - separate from house. House open most of the year - except Winter period. Conducted tour well worth taking. Large formal rooms and sitting rooms with art work and soft furnishings of the time. At... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Spooky Tour was a fabulous, fun and interactive evening. The tour guide really excelled and got the right level of atmosphere and drama and the rest of the cast were just great, a very slick group of actors. Loved how they moved through the group, you never knew when was going to pop up and haunt you, a real... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Took my daughter and six friends for a 14th birthday party. Certainly scared them, a fun night. No other kids on the tour all adults. Thought stories could have been more relevant to the houses history and build more tension. Would definitely recomend

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Spent all day here, what a wonderful House to visit, I don't think I have been to a house that surrounds you with so much art, there is so much to see and enjoy, both inside and out.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very good audio guide to fascinating property. A veritable treasure trove of a house. Interesting story of the family, the house and its conservation. Recommended, except food (Sunday lunch) in Orangery rather poor-- had to send back.

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Spalding
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21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are ever in the Stamford area you would do yourself a disservice were you not to visit Burghley House. The tour of the house is excellent , informative and detailed. Do not forget to go to the gardens which are also impressive. The grounds too add to the visit. An event not to be missed, truly majestic.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Loved the character and history of the house and grounds. I do think that the group running the house is extending too far with a giant screen for second rate films we have seen before. Dead end pop stars from decades ago and events that are only for raking in the money.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited with extended family and found the house extremely interesting and the staff's knowledge first rate. We visited the gardens too which were fab for the children to play in. We would visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Brought tickets for the 2014 spooky tour and was bit unsure what to expect,turned out to be worth every penny,,absolutely brilliant!!,not only was it absolutely amazing to be guided round all the parts of Burghley house that as a normal paying visitor you don't get to see (I.e the stables,cellars,dairy etc...) by candlelight,but to be entertained by the guide and... More

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sheringham
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited during Halloween season which seemed to be going down a treat with the children. I had long wanted to see the heaven room and the hell staircase - they did not disappoint; actually nothing disappointed as there was something for everyone whether your interest lie in architecture, furniture, ceramics or paintings - it's all there.

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