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Burghley House

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Address: Burghley, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
Phone Number: 01780 752451
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Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This historic Elizabethan house (circa 1587) features a serpentine park...
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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A Must for anyone visiting the area

Great day out. Can take a guided tour and learn a lot about the house, its history and upkeep. I have also been to several Christmas events...though they don't do their famous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great day out. Can take a guided tour and learn a lot about the house, its history and upkeep. I have also been to several Christmas events...though they don't do their famous Christmas parties anymore...boo... I do believe they can arrange corporate events in the house. Also been to lots of gift fairs where quirky items can be purchased at... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my time here the grounds are astounding, the deer friendly and the art work in the House was breathtaking, I do not normally bother with paintings but something about the art drew me to it I was really impressed. The staff were very helpful, of everyone I asked a question about something or other I had seen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We loved Burghley, the gardens are fun and interesting and are really a delight for all ages. Will definitely be back with my little one (remember a change of clothes and some beach shoes as they will get wet) The grounds and park area are free to wander and there are fantastic places to stop for a picnic and enjoy... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The house has the most amazingly decorated rooms, the gardens provide entertainment for children of all ages (especially the water surprises!) and the sculptures, while not appealing to everybody, will get thinking people talking. Have a look and have a point of view!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

The whole location offers great views of architecture, landscapes, craftsmanship and art which are a pleasure to witness. However, without the addition of a tour guide, I felt the place lacked a certain fascination. The backstory to the construction and maintenance of the house was told in a mediocre fashion, and the subsequent uses of the house were explored in... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit and we're glad we had set the whole day aside for our visit. We enjoyed the day from start to end. The house was fascinating and kept our 13 year old daughter captivated. The room guides were friendly and knowledgeable and the children's guide was useful. Audio guides for an extra £3 though? We gave... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great house and grounds.rounds. parking and grounds free. Gardens of surpises fun for children-take towel and extra clothes

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Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited on a sunny Friday when the house is closed. Our boys 3 and 8 loved the gardens of surprise and got drenched whilst hooting with laughter. We loved the sculpture gardens. A lovely afternoon at a reasonable price.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We've driven past Burghley House on the A1 for over 30 years and finally got round to visiting it, but it was a disappointment. There is an audio-visual introduction to the house entitled 'Ancestors in the Attic' which explains how the great Tudor house was damaged and ransacked in the Civil War and the Elizabethan Long Gallery was destroyed by... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visit Burghley regularly as we live nearby, the sculpture garden is excellent and showcases new artists each year. The grounds landscaped by Capability Brown are superb. The garden of delights is a must on a warm day with children, but do take spare clothing and towels; they will get very wet! The house is a wonder of beautiful rooms,... More 

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Additional Information about Burghley House

Address: Burghley, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
Phone Number: 01780 752451
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Stamford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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