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Burghley House, Stamford
(4.6/5 based on 260+ 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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  • A great facility for local people and for families, how lucky are we to have this on our doorstep.Beautiful in all seasons, paths allow for mud limited winter treks, whilst you are still free to 'run ...  more »
  • Nice house but expensive cafe. There is a large area to walk alone or with a dog. When they have events on it can be expensive but also pretty unique 
  • Visited again last week. The estate is a lovely place to visit, the trees were all in their autumn colours and the deer were roaming freely.. Parking is free and there are plenty of spaces. We usually...  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.