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Burghley House

Burghley, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
01780 752451
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Ranked #2 of 20 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a most enjoyable afternoon visiting this astounding Elizabethan home, built over 32 years from 1555, which is outrageously opulent and grandiose in proportions. The exquisite works of art and painted ceilings by Italian master painters are a sight to behold. The lavish furnishings in 18 State Rooms are also quite remarkable to view. It is... More

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cumbria, england
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was interested to read a review on Tripadvisor which indicated that Burghley House was a National Trust property. I am pretty sure it is not and I hope no one is disappointed if they visit with their Nat Trust card and fail to achieve entry. The house and garden fees are quite substantial but anyone who joins the Historic... More

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Halifax, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a beautiful estate. We were totally enchanted with it all. it's a full day to see everything, from the gorgeous home to the gardens and grounds. Don't miss the Surprise Gardens - what a treat. Take time for walk down to the lake to see the boathouse and the swans. We spent some time in the gift shop, finding... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The building is breathtaking, and is such a sight. The grounds are extensive and give amazing views of the house. Staff very welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Beautiful place. Extensive parkland made a lovely walk before the house opened at 11am. The house is glorious . We enjoyed the meet the ancestors as an introduction to the house.this helped to put Burghley in to context. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the house. The room guides were very informative and approachable. We also enjoyed the garden of... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Burghley House is a stunning place to visit, lots to see and do. Staff are always friendly and welcoming, go out of their way to make your visit fab. Events hosted here are usually 1st class. Highly recommend the film festival in the summer, burghley horse trials and the food & drink fayres. Beautiful house to have a tour round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We take our daughter to the garden of surprises which is totally worth the entrance fee but make sure you take swimming costume and change of child's clothing. Beautiful garden and lake area beyond the water garden. Well worth a visit

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Chipping Norton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We introduced a friend from Canada to the area, she was bowled over by this lovely house. This was our third visit to Burghley, it is quite interesting the house guides are very helpful and knowledgeable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were wanting to visit Burley house for some time and we were not disappointed there is so much to see you cannot get around it all in one visit, we will be back to visit again next time we visit Stamford and friends.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I have passed by Burghley House many times over the years and have always wanted to visit. This time I had the opportunity. It exceeded all my expectations, there is so much to see and do... So much beauty under one roof and inside those gates. What hit me the most, the realisation that the owners and carers of this... More

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