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Burghley House

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Address: Burghley House Burghley Park, 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
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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

We enjoyed our visit. The house is magnificent and the staff there are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The gardens really are something special - listed correctly as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
lyfted
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Leicesterhire
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Leicesterhire
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit. The house is magnificent and the staff there are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The gardens really are something special - listed correctly as the garden of surprises. Well worth a visit

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited yesterday. Amazing gardens and superb house. Loved the surprise gardens and the sculpture gardens. Very peaceful. The Tudor house is welcoming with an excellent audio visa of its history. The rooms are well cared for and the art work unbelievable. Truly lovingly cared for with informative guides. The garden cafe provided us with a lovely salad and the orangery... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The water garden is truly loved on a warm summers day, children find all the features a delight and wish to return time and time again. From an adult perspective, some items are becoming poorly maintained; the flower gardens need attention, some statue heads are now not moving , the earth wind and fire display is becoming burnt out in... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day out for younger children in garden of surprises(take swimwear and towel)and for adults too Wander around statue garden too-very enjoyable Lunch in orangery-superb-choc brownie with salted caramel ice cream-best dessert ever!! Didn't visit house on this occasion but have done recently-recommend it

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The most amazing house you can visit, reset your thoughts on stately homes here. Bright enchanting and every where you look from floor to ceiling is intersting to all ages. The garden of suprises is a wow.

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Thank Steve E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the day at Burghley with two 9 year olds and a 4 year old today. Spent the morning at the water fountains/sculpture gardens which we have visited many times and the afternoon in the house. They absolutely loved the house tour. The Beastly Boring Burghley books were pitched perfectly and kept their interest in every room. The guides in... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the trip inside as well as the garden grounds of the area. Great place for families to spend the afternoon to play and have a picnic. Love the puzzle gardens with all the games and puzzles.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

its a lovely house and lovely grounds I love going in the gardens to see the flowers that come out in the spring and summer.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy parking and lots of space for picnics. Took nine year old granddaughter - quick go round the house - all staff 100% patient, knowledgeable and pleasant - none of the superior attitude you can get in some places. Picnic on the grass then a good soaking in the Brilliant Garden of Surprises. I am an HHA Friends member so... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the house for an Aston Martin charity event. The back drop was beautiful. The event was well managed and a reduction offered on entering the house. The shops were all open and a catering tent available as an extra. I would recommend taking a picnic as the line was long was cafes etc. Keep an eye out for... More 

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