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Burghley Park

Stamford, England
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Description: Designed in 1754, these graceful serpentine gardens feature a gothic greenhouse, stables, and a picturesque summerhouse beside a scenic lake.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely, tranquil grounds to have picnic , cycle or walk. You need to visit the orangery. Great food, reasonable pricing.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

How many visitors know of this magical place.....the sculpture park at Burghley? An area of the park surrounding a lake next to the house. It has a collection of work by sculptors... renewed every year... new and interesting pieces quietly emerging from this very green and verdant paradise. A couple sat on a bench looking out over the lake drinking... More

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Corby, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

the house is lovely, as are the outdoor areas. very expensive to get in though. The guides were helpful and knowledgable, but some could be a little smarter, I was surprised they weren't in uniform or black and white.

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London, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
33 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Free parking! Any one can come & enjoy this wonderful private park. Bring your dog, child, 'cycle, running/walking shoes, kite Clean toilets & an almost gourmet cafe; reasonably priced! This is incredible; thank you very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I called at Burghley House 12 years ago but it was late in the year and closed to the public. It was worth the wait! The house is magnificent with a fascinating history. The gardens are lovely with unusual features such as a sculpture garden, obelisk garden and several others: quirky and entertaining.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Well- just the same old stately home stuff- limited number of rooms and a lack of information unless you buy the £5 guide book which seems a bit steep after having to pay £14.50 each to enter. No formal gardens which was also rather disappointing and not a great cafe either. Just OK

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Skien, Norway
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We tried "The Burghley Gardens Experience", not the house. First "Gardens of Surprise". This is a more strict modelled garden, with lot of water and fountains, sometimes surprising. The kids did enjoy it on a warm summers day. We liked "The Contemporary Sculpture Garden" better. A park with a lake, fine trees and plants, more natural and with art spread... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It is impossible to find the part we liked most. The water garden was amazing. There was so much to see and do, Lots to touch for our toddler and the only problem we had was how to get that little girl away from the bears picnic area. The gardens are beautifully managed and even that it was a buys... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Wonderful parkland where we watched 2 movies on outdoor big screen. Scenery second to none, house spectacular although did not go inside as visit was evening and house closed.

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37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Visited for Monty Python film review in the grounds of Burghley House. Really good sights and sounds. We took picnics and drinks and ground sheets ... but forgot the chairs. Lovely atmosphere, would definitely return, but not walking next time. Took 40 minutes from the entrance to the film display. Wet [rained a lot] but happy time.

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