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Burghley House

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Address: Burghley, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
Phone Number: 01780 752451
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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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Stunning Elizabethan House

A unique insight of a great house from Elizabeth 1st to present day.The state rooms are stunning filled with tapestries period furniture and works of art and decorated ceilings by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visit a lot of National Trust properties and think we have been spoilt as we didn't really enjoy Burghley as much. I mean it was nice but you don't get to see a huge amount of the house although we found the story behind the building and development of the house interesting. All the strange sculptures in the garden... More 

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Rochford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A unique insight of a great house from Elizabeth 1st to present day.The state rooms are stunning filled with tapestries period furniture and works of art and decorated ceilings by Verrio.Audio handsets are a must, guides in every room, highly recommended.

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Troy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Steeped in history, but with modern sculpture gardens and magical fountains of surprise. A great afternoon. Centuries of tradition, in an accessible, open way to explore and enjoy. Docents are eager to talk and share - take advantage. We rented audio guide, hard to hold. They sent someone up with headphones. How civilized and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you like sculpture worth a visit, the garden of surprises is nicely laid out. The house itself is what you would expect.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited on the spur of the moment, sadly it was afternoon so we had to rush a bit, but here goes... The state rooms themselves are very impressive.. the artwork is astounding. Some of the pieces and furniture on display really are beautiful, it's quite amazing when you think how old it is! I like the audiovisual introduction to... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

the gardens are beautiful, the house is stunning. great for families. Always have activities on such as the rat race, film festival and ghost walks.

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Lincs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Burghley Park is a wonderful place to walk around in any season, stunning views over the parkland and of the house. There are so many lovely vistas that open up. Then after all that exercise a trip to the Orangery for refreshment is usually needed.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had a wonderful 6 hours at Burghley House. We did a tour of the house which was amazing - enormous. Very helpful guides inside. Had Sunday roast lunch in the Orangery which was very reasonably priced in beautiful surroundings overlooking one of the gardens. But the best bit of all was the gardens. A lovely, quirky,interesting water garden with... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous treasures and fine house. Enthusiastic guides, varied emphasis and superb facilities. Good food in the v busy cafe. Be prepared for waiting here as v popular. First visit was so inspiring I returned with the family a fortnight later and was equally impressed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to a wedding held in the Orangery. Everything about it was slick and efficient but also friendly and relaxed. Staff were attentive, charming and informative - we were treated to a tour of the house and allowed to relax in the garden. The drinks were plentiful and very high quality. Everything is beautifully maintained and it's a photographers... More 

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