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Address: Burghley, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
Phone Number: 01780 752451
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Love it here!

My second time here. A great day out and I love the sculptures in the gardens. The gift shop is well priced. Only criticism would be that it appeared many people were walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My second time here. A great day out and I love the sculptures in the gardens. The gift shop is well priced. Only criticism would be that it appeared many people were walking into the house without paying, walking through the entrance near the gift shop. We were not asked for our ticket once.

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Capalaba, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I thought Burghley House would be like other houses I have seen but it was spectacular, wow, how the other half live! The owners have marketed this place smartly, there is something for everyone who visits and they have put in stair lifts for wheelchairs. The toilets were very clean with classy looking hand wash and hand cream and all... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have visited here several times and it never fails to amaze me. Stunning sculptures and magnificent water features.

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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Gardens were spectacular. Shame there wasn't a little more of the house on show. Food in the restaurant was minimalist and the prices were very steep!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

An amazing collection of oriental arts! Of course the house is a beauty. Just pay attention when reading the guide book because collections do change locations.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Burghley House (still privately owned) will take you a while to walk through. The most interesting feature for me was a video introduction to the family and history of the house; it is also quite amusing (takes about 5-10 minutes). The house and rooms are what you would mostly expect in such a stately home. The chapel (a room on... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The house has everything about it's history emblazoned everywhere. So interesting. The gardens are very nice and there was lots going on that we didn't involve ourselves with due to time constraints, we could have though had we the time.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great setting, quality food, not cheap but value for money. On a sunny day nowhere nicer to be than out in the enclosed garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A great historical attraction. Rooms in house were very well presented and themes enhanced the tour. Park and grounds were extensive and offered lots options to explore.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Make sure you plan your trip well. The parklands are open from 8am and parking is free.The Orangery Restaurent serves breakfast from 10am the the House and Gardens open at eleven. The guide book is only £5.00 and is full of colour photographs and information to enhance your visit and take home to read later, or you may wish to... More 

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