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Burghley House

Burghley, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
01780 752451
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This historic Elizabethan house (circa 1587) features a serpentine park that was designed by...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Visited the Orangary one very cold afternoon in December! It was stunning with the Christmas trees and decorations! The staff were very helpful and cheerful. The buns and cakes were looking lovely! What should we choose!! Shortbread snowflakes and gingerbread men,! Yummy! Then round the Christmas shop! Will deco be back in the summer to see the house and the... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Visited this month house closed but still had a wander around the Christmas shop and made the most out of the amazing restraunt they have they! Great setting and priced reasonably! Worth a visit!

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Cephalonia, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What a super day we had visiting this great house. Steeped in history, the interior was spectacular and the outside breathtaking. I have never seen such amazing ceilings - every room a masterpiece. You even felt the angels and horsemen were painted in 3-D relief. Quite extraordinary. The gardens were beautiful and the woodland trails and outdoor sculptures superb. And... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visited for an afternoon not expecting there to be a Christmas Fayre, and wasn't disappointed with what I found. Lots of different stalls selling all sorts of items, from exotic foods to craft and ethnic items. Lots of nice Christmas gifts, and I spent some time in Burghley House's shop, which has a fantastic range of quite reasonably priced items.... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

great surroundings, wonderful for family walks, cant believe I ever missed out on the beautiful place

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A wonderful wet day activity. We took a tour of the beautiful Burghley House one wet Sunday afternoon. We opted to follow a guide around which was the best way to experience the house. We were regaled with fun and interesting tales that made the trip around most interesting. Although one only gets to see a portion of the property... More 

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Stamford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Burghley Park really is a must for anyone visiting Stamford and Rutland area, if only for a walk. However, if tempted to make time for tea, or something more substantial, both Cafe and Orangery have tempting morsels to enjoy. One tip if you ever visit during the morning, forget breakfast at home,go and enjoy a cooked breakfast in the Orangery... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A lovely large house - still lived in by the owners. Wonderful history. Great Cafe inside the building in a magnificent setting. Good gift shop - separate from house. House open most of the year - except Winter period. Conducted tour well worth taking. Large formal rooms and sitting rooms with art work and soft furnishings of the time. At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Spooky Tour was a fabulous, fun and interactive evening. The tour guide really excelled and got the right level of atmosphere and drama and the rest of the cast were just great, a very slick group of actors. Loved how they moved through the group, you never knew when was going to pop up and haunt you, a real... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Took my daughter and six friends for a 14th birthday party. Certainly scared them, a fun night. No other kids on the tour all adults. Thought stories could have been more relevant to the houses history and build more tension. Would definitely recomend

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