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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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We went on bank holiday Monday.we started with a drink and piece of home Nader cake in the resraurant.The house was filled with paintings some rooms had large3d ceiling paintings.The very old kitchen was very interesting.Most rooms had guides who explained interesting facts about each room.We finished with lunch in the restaurant.There was a farmers market where we bought some... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I went to Burghley House with a group of people between the age of 6 years to 92 years old. Initially we were a bit worried about how my 92 year old nan whom is in a wheelchair and can only walk about 10 steps with a frame would be able to see everything. We decided to ask what we... More

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Torino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Allow the whole day to visit this magnificent property. The historic house is full of atmosphere, and the kids brochure given for free at the ticket office is indispensabile for keeping the kids entertained during the visit of each room. Enjoy a great lunch at the elegant restaurant (the scone with clotted cream was the best I ever had) preferably... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

First visit to Burghley, and not disappointed. Restaurant was good, a little expensive, but not too bad, and the food was very good. Plenty to see in the house, especially wall to wall paintings. If you are taking young children, and the weather is warm, they will need swimming costumes and a towel in the Garden of Surprises. Shop was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We have passed the signs to Burghley on the A1 loads of times and finally made a visit. It did not disappoint. Staff were very approachable and knowledgeable about the house and history. The introduction was well done with images of the previous generations talking to each other about the house, projected on the wall, easier to remember than reading... More

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The house is really beautiful and the Antonio Verrio paintings are amazing. Look out for his self portrait as a blacksmith, in the "Heaven Room" and in another room, the cook who spurned his advances, so he painted her with extra nipples! The Roman staircase dating from Tudor times is lovely.After such a build up the kitchen was a bit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We initially intended to visit Burghley House just as part of a visit to Stamford but ended up spending hours there and had to go back to Stamford to see the town! It's a spectacular house, especially the painted ceilings - room after room after room - expect to get a crick in your neck! We went round twice as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Superb collection of paintings and fine art. Magnificent architecture. Fascinating history. Peaceful gardens.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I love Burghley but have never been to the Garden Cafe before. The website is very misleading. If the place is run by top caterers I despair! The coffee was delivered in basic paper cups and tasted like hot water. When taken back the response was 'oh it's just out of a machine'. Not a great selection of snacks either.... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a really lovely place to visit and very reasonably priced too! There are 2 gift shops both selling different things and both surprisingly on the less expensive side. TOP TIP: buy some of the Burghley House biscuits and chocolate, they are yummy! We walked all through the house, into the sculpture garden and through the garden of surprises-... More

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