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Burghley House, Stamford

(4.6/5 based on 280 reviews on the web)
Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors. There are more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas. The lead roof extends to three quarters of an acre, restoration and rebuilding of which began in 1983 and took nearly ten years to complete. Visitor facilities include the Orangery Restaurant, Gift Shop, Gardens of Surprise and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer.

History can come alive in a single trip whether it is to enjoy a guided tour, take a dog for a walk in the park, take the children to paddle, see the Teddy Bear’s picnic in the Gardens of Surprise or take time over lunch in the Orangery
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  • I took my dog here for a walk the week before Christmas and enjoyed the wide area of fields and beautiful scenery that is easily accessible with parking and paths to walk along so there is no need for...  more »
  • We are local to the area and we always love going to Burghley for a stroll around the park but I never thought about doing a trip advisor review to encourage other visitors. I would highly recommend B...  more »
  • Regularly take long relaxing walks in the grounds when staying at the nearby William Cecil Hotel, great free access to all areas and as mentioned elsewhere, free parking and tarmac paths if you want t...  more »
  • Beautiful buildings, gardens and surrounding area. Everything was well kept and enjoyable to see. Plenty of areas to walk around and take your time to explore. The gift shop had a great selection of merchandise and friendly staff.
  • Amazing house, knowledgeable & approachable guides. Only thing that could have improved it was visual audio guide of the paintings & antiques, we experienced this at a château in France last year, you could download to your own device or hire an ipad, perhaps this is something they could consider for the future. I would certainly return again & again if this was available
  • very nice tour through the house, but I must say I was more impressed with the Garden of Secrets, especially the sculpture garden (this is included in the house tour's ticket)
  • Great place to visit, don't rely on some websites who say the gardens are free. The combined ticket is good value
  • Beautiful castle with an amazing collection of painting and original furniture inside. Also nice grounds to walk about.