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Burghley House

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Address: Burghley, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
Phone Number: 01780 752451
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Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great place to visit - shame about restaurant

Burghley must be one of the best famous country houses to visit. First the grounds are free to enter and offer beautiful views and walks. The house is certainly worth visiting and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
beeky169
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Burghley must be one of the best famous country houses to visit. First the grounds are free to enter and offer beautiful views and walks. The house is certainly worth visiting and price about average for these types of visit. However, the restaurant/cafe has recently been outsourced and is frankly a rip off. With scones being charged at £3.30 each... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Burghley House itself is beautiful with plenty to see and lovely park for a picnic and watch the deer. 25 minute walk from the town centre. worth it!

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Burghley House Christmas Market thinking great grounds and how Christmassy it would be , well we were abit disappointed the Market itself was like a Arts and Craft fair , great if you wanted a hat, scarf or even a pot of honey but its far from being Christmassy hardy anything to do with Christmas was... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Burghley house is always a joy with my family. We go almost every other month just to walk the grounds, see the garden, see the wild animals, and enjoy the majestic beauty of the house. There are always different events going on. We've seen concerts to Christmas markets and many things in between. Some locals even tried to teach... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit regularly in the Summer as our daughter loves the water gardens. There is also the sculpture garden to explore and plenty of open space for picnics. The house tour its self is well laid out and very beautiful.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to visit - beautiful grounds, garden of surprises & sculpture gardens are very popular interesting & the house is stunning. The Cafe in the orangery overlooking the rose garden is very picturesque Other events throughout the year. Good value tickets for entry to various of the attractions

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Thank anna W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

What a brilliant period home, loved way more than Buk Pal. the Pictures Architecture are truly amazing

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful grounds for a walk around. When it is open you can also visit the house and a cafe on site. Beautiful place to visit

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Our visit to Burghley was a highlight. In addition to the wonderful house and gardens, the guides were especially informative and knowledgeable, providing incredible insights into the lives of the residents of this delightfully restored home. We loved it - especially the Surprise Water Garden and the Sculpture Garden.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We used to be regular visitors to Burghley House, enjoying a walk round the gardens and visiting the shop. Since the new owners took over the Restaurant it has changed - the decor & furniture are nice additions, however the counter for ordering is a bit confusing and never sure if I've inadvertently jumped the queue and I've had people... More 

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