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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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Good value overall, and fun

At the concessions rate, Burghley is good value if you got to both the house and gardens. As some others have said below, the rooms are rather bombastic, with very ornate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Been here a few times now. First time was good as we ate in the restaurant. Good food, good service and worth the extra pounds from your pocket and the gardens were a nice surprise and good fun. The second time we only went to the garden, 9 pounds per adult and we found there wasn't any surprise left and... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Whilst Burghley is a lovely park for visiting it isn't very dog friendly. So much acreage but they haven't developed a dog park in their vast forest or grounds which many other attractions have. Similarly for eating they don't seem to cater very well for the dog walker. No dogs are allowed in the orangery restaurant area or even in... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

At the concessions rate, Burghley is good value if you got to both the house and gardens. As some others have said below, the rooms are rather bombastic, with very ornate furniture, and not very good paintings (lots of in the style of, or from the workshop of). But the oriental porcelain is superb - Japanese and Chinese. That lifted... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went using a 241 offer that we had got for going to Chatsworth house previously. Garden of surprises was exciting and interesting. Sculpture park was very nice too. We thought that there would be some formal gardens to go round too, but these are kept for the family which is understandable. The house was stunning. My favourite rooms were the... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Stunning collection of art and crafted furniture. We loved the garden of surprises, even in the rain. Children will love the garden but be prepared for them getting a soaking.

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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fantastic visit with the family. House is incredible with beautiful rooms with amazingly knowledgable guides. Photographs are allowed and there is so much to see. I was a bit annoyed by a group of overseas visitors who were manhandling the tapestries, furniture and paintings but that is not the fault of the guides or the property. We spent ages going... More 

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Thaxted, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We couldn't visit Stamford and miss Burghley House, but overall we were a bit disappointed by our visit to the house. The house is visually stunning from the outside - it is a huge Tudor house, set in expansive parkland. Inside, there is an excellent introductory visitor centre, where one sees filmed heads of historic residents of the house who... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely afternoon. Perfect for little ones, especially the water garden. The down side was the extremely slow queue for icecream. There were two people in the kiosk, but only one person doing the icecreams The other person appeared to be just doing drinks which hardly anyone was ordering. The queue was so slow some people gave up... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited Burghley House with my sister who was visiting from Liverpool. We both found he House extremely interesting and,although we were able to go around uninterrupted,The Guides were very helpful and knowledgeable The garden and the sculptures were of great interest Great gift shop(we overspent) and lovely cafe Plenty to interest the children Will revisit and take more in

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The inside of the house is massive and the fresco's on the ceilings and walls are superb, easily as good as Chatsworth House. There is plenty to see outside, including a water garden (Garden of Surprises), which we enjoyed very much - although I suspect it is mainly for entertaining the children. The entrance fee for the house and gardens... More 

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