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Burghley House

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Address: Burghley House Burghley Park, Stamford PE9 3JY, England
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+44 1780 752451
11:00 - 17:00
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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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This is a magnificent house, with beautiful artefacts and wonderful paintings, well displayed given the space available, There are some unusual rooms, especially the Heaven room... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Julie A
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a magnificent house, with beautiful artefacts and wonderful paintings, well displayed given the space available, There are some unusual rooms, especially the Heaven room and Hell's Staircase. Not to everyone's taste, maybe a little OTT, but I would encourage you to go to judge for yourself. The gardens are quite exceptional, with a beautiful lake and unusual features.... More 

Thank Julie A
Flackwell Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent the first 3 hours in the grounds and gardens. The topiary was child friendly and exciting. The Sculpture Garden was great fun and would engage on different levels for different members of the family. The Garden of Surprises would be really good fun for a young family... with lots of unusual water features. Although not with family we... More 

Thank CandWBull
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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391 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a famous house and built for a famous family but to my taste it is a hotch potch of styles including a church spire in its centre and very exotic chimney stacks. It is the grounds by Capability Brown that give the sweep and grandeur to the estate. If you after refreshments and the Orangery is full [people... More 

Thank rogerrobert98
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My Girlfriend and I visited in April, the weather was so good we decided to stroll the grounds taking in the sights and admiring the house from the outside instead of going in. That weekend a food market was set up within the grounds selling gourmet street food, fudges, craft beers, and organic drinks amongst other fair. After a good... More 

Thank Linford D
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with my family for a walk around - surpassed my expectations, definitely worth a visit. The Park is a beautiful place to walk around and the house is stunning, full of history and charm.

Thank Patricia L
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off here to break a long car journey & couldn't have been more delighted. The entry fee for the house & gardens was £52 for a family of 4 & the ticket is valid for a year. I thought it was quite good value for what we saw. The house itself was immaculate, the displays interesting and the... More 

Thank Helena S
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting sculptures to look at in a big area to wonder around. Also liked garden of surprises but probably more for children. South gardens also open which we really enjoyed for views of follies and the house. Try and visit on a quiet day - we visited on easter sunday and overrun with kids doing easter egg hunt... More 

Thank Tony and Sarah G
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxing place , just been there on Easter weekend , we been lucky with the weather, lot off visitors this weekend , we ll be back ,

Thank thompallett
Bedford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most outstanding stately home evervisited. Amazing paintings, both on the walls and ceilings, exquisite furnishings, beautiful furniture and a great kitchen complete with shining copperware. Beautifully maintained parkland and topiary. Good shop with all sorts of items worth acquiring.

Thank carolinebuchanan89
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely stately home, no question. But the catering is such a let-down. On Easter weekend to run out of much of the food by 1.30 pm... Take your own sandwiches.

Thank Christine K

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