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Burghley House

Burghley, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
01780 752451
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
64 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This has to be one of the finest stately homes open to the public. The public rooms are not very many (about15?) but they are all of absolutely stunning quality with wonderful decoration, furnishings, art, and contents. It would have been great if there had been a bit more information available, although the guides on duty were helpful. The best... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We've visited many, many stately homes in the UK including Stowe, Blenheim, Harwicke Hall, Tatton, Wimpole, and many others. Burghley stands comparison with them all; we thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Car Parking is a short walk from the house and free; we arrived shortly before full opening and enjoyed a coffee and cake in the lovely Orangery Restaurant - reasonably... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
56 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A relatively small number of rooms open but they are truly spectacular. Let down relative to comparable properties in the same price range by an almost total lack of information in each room about the history/story or artists. Easy free car parking. A fair bit of walking if you do the house and gardens. The Garden of Surprises is brilliantly... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a great day out at Burghley House! It is free to park on the grounds which we thought was reasonable and we spent over 4/5 hours exploring the house and all the gardens. The house itself was amazing and the gardens just as good! The Cafe within the house was really nice and we would recommend going there... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We have been to the Burghley House a couple of times and it definitely makes for a great day out for the family. Kids love the place because the gardens are unique and have several cool sculptures hiding throughout. Also, when its warm out there is a place for the kids to play in the fountains. The heaven and hell... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It is called the greatest Elisabeth house in England,located in the quiet and lovely Stamford,which is like a castle in the fairy tale.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We needed several hours to explore and enjoy all that Burghley has to offer. The Orangery Restaurant opens at 10am, so ideal for a coffee, and a walk around the adjacent garden. All other areas open at 11am, so tickets are bought at the Brewhouse, the audio-visual interpretation area is studied, then we went to the House. Must have some... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Amazing architecture, gardens and history. Plenty of parking space and afternoon tea sat outside in the sunshine was delightful.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
70 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fifteen years have passed since our first visit so we were looking forward to seeing the house and gardens again. A new visitor centre entrance has been constructed which connects to the large Old Kitchen and one can walk around the State Rooms on ones own rather than having to be escorted as in the past which is a vast... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

An interesting house, lots of great decor, paintings, furniture, but a bit self indulgent by the owners, highlighting their struggle in keeping the house going, rather than the history which would have been much more interesting. If you are in the area give it a go, but not worth a special effort.

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