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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

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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A piece of History in Stamford, is a grand 16 th century country house near to Stamford. Its famous because films and television programmes made at this house. The Da Vinci Code... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anjes P
Almunecar, Spain
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Almunecar, Spain
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99 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A piece of History in Stamford, is a grand 16 th century country house near to Stamford. Its famous because films and television programmes made at this house. The Da Vinci Code, Pride and Prejuice, Elizabeth the golden Age......

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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293 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying with friends in nearby Stamford and on a pretty wet and miserable day in early October we decided to visit this impressive and historically fascinating stately home. We elected to pay extra on top of the entrance fee for the audio guide to assist with our visit and this certainly contributed enormously to bringing the house 'alive',... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent insight into the Cecil family history imparted by very knowledgeable and friendly staff. The house and estate are vast and magnificent, one could easily spend an entire day here and not get to see everything. I have visited three times now and still learn something each time.

Thank Allconsuming
Oakham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the House with friends. The grounds are free to enter and excellent for a walk and to enjoy the stately home and surrounding view and the free roaming deer. Entry to the house does cost but is well worth a visit and staff friendly and knowledgeable. The Oranagery restaurant severely lets the house down and it not worth... More 

Thank Gail S
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A huge thank you to Burghley for allowing us all to enjoy your wonderful estate without charge every day. Burghley is top of the list for our two Scottie dogs and there's nothing they love more than an early morning walk, rolling in the grass, chasing squirrels, spotting deer, walking through puddles and ending with a refreshing drink from your... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had driven along the A1 on several occasions to visit relatives in Grantham, but had never had time to visit this magnificent house and estate. We visited in mid October when the Autumn colours were stunning. The house is a real treasure with so much to see. We used the audio guide, but it was not particularly user friendly... More 

Thank Michael C
Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a detour form our route home after a short stay nearby, to find both the Garden of Surprises and the Hall itself closed. There were no signs outside the gates to indicate it was not open, so I have no idea why it was closed on a Sunday in early November, especially as on this site it says... More 

Thank Christine S
BurghleyHouse, Manager at Burghley House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am afraid that the House and Gardens closed for the season on 1st November. Our signage and website represent this, however the information on the trip advisor page is run by google, who have been contacted, but they do not allow for seasonal dates to be placed on their website and do take some... More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I finally visited Burghley House after many years of passing its environs whilst travelling up and down the A1. We were very disappointed. We felt the house itself was interesting from an historical perspective and staff inside the house were knowledgeable and friendly - in fact I spent some time discussing the heaven and hell rooms with... More 

Thank Nigel P
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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411 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Burghley house and gardens is situated just north of Peterborough right next to the A1, Stamford exit. Famous enough for the horse trials, Burghley house and grounds has appeared in numerous television programmes. A great place to visit especially if there is a show or event taking place.

Thank saf7670
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330 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were amazed by how full of beautiful treasures this house was especially as the holograms in the reception area led us to believe that everything had to be sold and that little remained! This could not be further from the truth, paintings also murals and painted ceilings, furniture with superb marquetry and beautiful china. There was just so much... More 

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