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Burghley House

Address: Burghley, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
Phone Number: 01780 752451
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Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This historic Elizabethan house (circa 1587) features a serpentine park that was designed by...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a great place and well worth a visit. A must if you are up this way. Food great. FREE parking. You can just drive in, park and walk around the grounds, perfect.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Steeped in Ancient history of the local area, and worth the tour for the remaining paintings and architectural features still available to see.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful grounds and breathtaking contents and paintings inside the house. There is a good selection of food to eat in the orangery but expensive. A tranquil place to have a picnic in the summer as the grounds are free to visit.

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Nottingham
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our first visit to this amazing place and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The grounds are magnificent and kept us busy exploring and enjoying all the twists and turns. The artwork/sculptures throughout the grounds are also first class. We enjoyed coffee and a cake from the coffee shop in the grounds. There is a plant shop and gift shop close to... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fascinating history of the house and family. Worth a few hours here and in the gardens. Also big craft fair on when we visited.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The physical structure of Burghley House is most impressive. The home is in amazing condition and contains some wonderful furnishings and memorabilia. The location is perfect, as it sits close to the downtown of Stamford, which is always great for a visit. Well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The main house was closed given the time of year but we had a really lovely afternoon. The deer park is a great spot and the food in the orangey restaurant was fantastic, not too pricey given it's location. Will be back when the house is open.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The gardens are a wonderful area to have a walk in on a sunny afternoon with sculptures and art adding to the culture whilst wandering the area. The gardens of surprise are great for children however if you do not have children then they are harder to enjoy, but the main garden more than makes up for this. Defiantly worth... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I have to admit my family and I are big fans of Burghley we often go there in the summer for their outdoor Water gardens which are great for families, and on leave for breakfast in the Orangery. We also go to the movie nights which are superb ! Top Gun being last years and the year before being Bond... More 

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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's many years since I last visited Burghley House. We had an excellent day visiting both the house and the gardens, alomng with a picnic. An all round lovely day

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