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Burghley House, Stamford

Categories: Nature & Parks
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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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  • Free parking, well sign posted from the A1, toilets up near the house and gift shop, you can also go in the house, but we was walking the dog, dogs have to be kept on the lead due to wildlife, great g...  read more »
  • When in Stamford we always find time for a stroll in the park. Lovely trees & open spaces - lots of deer - and free entry and parking - you must try it. 
  • Came on Friday but the house was closed but came back on Monday to visit house. I was a little disappointed by how you see so little of the house all mainly one floor, it was worth a visit though. The...  read more »
  • The place is huge and and must have been quite a symbol of wealth in its day. I walked through the place to get a feel for the history and see how the rich once lived. Quite well it appears. It is well maintained and there is even a gift shop to purchase souvenirs. A nice day trip if you get the chance. I learned the place can be rented out for events, which is an interesting twist.
  • Definitely worth a visit - amazing grounds. The house is nice but not less to see than you'd think given the size. It is not National Trust.
  • Fantastic gardens, great tea rooms. Perfect for a gentle walk with the family. Love it.
  • What a stunning historic house and gardens, I was so fortunate as today was also Aston Martin Day so a couple of pictures of the house and a lot of Aston Martin photos for fans of this car including the DB10!
  • Beautiful house and lovely views... great place to walk around
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