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Burghley House

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Address: Burghley House Burghley Park, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
Phone Number: +44 1780 752451
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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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Outstanding once you find it. GPS fail

Yep, another house. Once we found it. An ongoing problem for vistor's like us is we use our GPS via website post codes. Most places don't have a specific code for tourist... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yep, another house. Once we found it. An ongoing problem for vistor's like us is we use our GPS via website post codes. Most places don't have a specific code for tourist entrances which is a big hassle. It took us twenty minutes and the help of three locals to end up in the right location. Was very poorly signed... More 

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Corby
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited on many occasions. During the summer the gardens are a joy to wander around and the water gardens are fun, especially if accompanied by children, who can spend hours enjoying the surprises within. However, as previously mentioned, the entrance fee for the gardens is expensive. The house too is certainly worth a visit, very interesting, with a... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from the rip off price to visit the gardens. Everything here is great. The grounds are stunning, with red kites flying over.

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Thank Mikeair80
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to walk the pumpkin trail but saw it's the same old boards dotted about as last year. I don't believe it to be value for money at all let alone imaginative. My 6 yr old knew where every point was given their repetition. Our trip was made worse by poor customer service in the cafe. Some young chap... More 

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Blunham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lots to see, very friendly staff and market traders, plenty of organised parking, well worth a visit , it was my first time there but not my last

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Barnet, VT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking the over a mile through the park is quite the trip - deer and sheep freely roaming everywhere. Coffee in "The Orangery" is a delight before touring the historic rooms. Guides are well informed and want you to ask questions. Beginning with the kitchen on the first part of the tour, one senses what it was like to live... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the water gardens in the summer and it is so lovely, followed by a picnic in the gardens. The children ran round for hours and had so much fun. We have also been round the house on another visit which is a real treat. A must place to go when sightseeing around Stamford.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inside, outside, or wherever, this is a simply stunning house. Home to the Cecil family for centuries, it contains wonderful exhibits, even better décor, and the grounds are magnificent.

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Spalding
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A candle lit tour of some of Burghley house and grounds led by a fantastic actor and supporting grisley cast! Tales of spooky goings on, blood curdling screams, horrible noises and things jumping out of the shadows made for an unforgetable hour. Great fun and something different. Get dressed up and really go for it!

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hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The walk from Stamford town centre takes about 15minutes, would recommend this route as you get to enjoy the lovely walk through the grounds with the house appearing in the distance. The guides in each room are very approachable and are happy to point out the deals you are likely to miss. Well worth the entry fee.

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