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Burghley House, Stamford
(4.4/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
A private Tudor mansion open to the public, Burghley House features unspoiled Elizabethan architecture, rolling parklands, and an outstanding collection of art. Wander through the lavish state rooms, featuring dramatic wall paintings of 17th-century Italian artist Antonion Verrio. Witness Verrio's virtuosic representation of mythological gods in the Heaven Room, and then descend through the grotesque Hell Staircase. Special exhibitions in the Treasury Gallery display highlights from the private collection. Leave time to stroll through the rolling parkland, designed by English landscape architect Capability Brown. More recent additions include a sculpture garden and a "garden of surprises." The Orangery Restaurant and Garden Cafe offer refreshments, and you can shop for souvenirs at the Courtyard and Garden Shops. Put Burghley House and other Stamford attractions into our Stamford itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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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  • 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.