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Burghley House

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Address: Burghley, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
Phone Number: 01780 752451
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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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Stunning

This is a beautiful house. Every room is full of interesting objects and decoration. The grounds are absolutely delightful. The garden of surprises is great fun with lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I visited yesterday and from the outside was astounded by this beautiful work of art.The house is beautiful and fascinating with something to look at in every room, I just wish the guides were a little bit more on the ball. Instead of greeting us into each room and telling us interesting facts they sat in their chairs reading books... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful house. Every room is full of interesting objects and decoration. The grounds are absolutely delightful. The garden of surprises is great fun with lots of different water features. We ate in the orangery restaurant, which is pricey but the food was delicious! The garden café offers sandwiches, salads, coffee and cake at a more reasonable price.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful property, well conserved and housing a huge collection of paintings and porcelain. The rooms open to the public are magnificent, if you like sumptuous decor, tapestries and ornate beds. Great grounds and gardens make this a venue for a great day out.

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Barton upon Humber, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I had a lovely afternoon in this splendid old house. As always at these houses there is a great deal to see and do. The rooms would have benefitted from some information boards. Not everyone wants to wander around trying to get information from booklets.

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ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited on March 18th and decided to have coffee in the Garden Cafe. We had a filter coffee and Latte, the coffee was just warm the Latte was not a Latte at all. It was a watery coffee. We also had Carrot cake and Muffin both of which were very good. The Carrot cake was priced at £2.95, I... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We came to Burghley without any expectations and were rewarded with a beautiful day and a very enjoyable visit. There is a lot to see and do here, so make sure you have enough time. The house is the star, with many thinks to see – works of art on every surface, and beautifully cared for furniture. We talked with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A day well spent exploring this magnificent house and gardens. Seeing the 'ancestors in the attic' display gives an good idea of the history of the house and family through the centuries. Exploring the house and trying to imagine life there in Elizabethan times, to marvel at the richness and variety of art, furniture and decor - a fabulous experience... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We have been walking in Burghley Park for over 20 years now and it really is a beautiful, undulating landscape right on our doorstep. Hundreds of deer roam various parts of the park, the sculpture garden and lake are really worth visiting, and the house tour is exceptional. The original kitchen is simply vast ! We are very, very lucky... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

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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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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