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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Beautiful house, garden and grounds - bring a picnic or buy a reasonably priced lunch at their restaurant. If you go the 1st weekend in Sept, you can't tour the house but can attend Burghley House Horse Trials, which is terrific fun! I've been through the house a few times - there's always something I've missed before and also have... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Put your comfy shoes on, take a picnic if you wish, even bring the kids bathing costumes! History, art, craftsmanship, sculptures, gardens, good food all await. Stunning house, with very helpful and knowledgeable staff dotted around. Plus the magical Garden of Surprises where you may get wet if not careful! Plenty of space for a family picnic, but the restaurant... More

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battle, east sussex, u.k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wonderful day in gorgeous sunshine. Lovely picnic in the wonderful grounds and then a fun time going round the various stalls.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Liked the event, can't beat it, dogs welcome to the cross country event if well behaved, but not in the grandstands, you have to book into the dog crèche. The house is not open whilst the trials are on.

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WELWYN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We called in on the way North as we had eaten at the restaurant before. We were not disappointed and the cuisine and service were excellent, even delaying our main course until we had eaten our soup and a roll. It is not cheap but is good value in pleasant (the garden) surroundings.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Starts with a good audiovisual presentation, then into the "wow" kitchen (bigger than our whole house). Lots of interesting architecture, furnishings, art, and historical associations. Really liked the "Heaven and Hell" staircase and the Olympic momentoes. Finish with tea and cakes in the Orangery. If you are within fifty miles, Burghley is a must.

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