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Burghley House, Stamford

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Historic Site
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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  • Lovely. Lots of beautiful artwork and outdoor areas. Only takes about two hours to get through house and the antiques centre one mile down the road is a great stop after.  more »
  • I visited Burghley House and Gardens today with my sons aged 7 and 11. We opted for the Beastly Boring Burghley Tour ticket which at £10 each for both adults and kids with unlimited access to the hous...  more »
  • My wife and I had rejoined the HHA (£77.00...visited 25 properties last year) and decide on Sunday 9th to visit first Grimsthorpe Castle (15 mile 30 mins) and then on to Burghley (Both free in HHA) an...  more »
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  • Great day out with the family. The house is lovely and full of history. The park and grounds are fun as well. The restaurant is great value for money. Must visit, but set aside at least half a day if you want the whole tour plus lunch.
  • Have been a couple of times for winter walks and the grounds and views are beautiful. Great for prams, kids scooters and bicycles as the paths are tarmac. Beautiful trees with wild mistletoe.
  • Lovely to walk around the grounds for free. Lots of deer. Haven't been in the house for 20+ years so wouldn't like to comment as no doubt there have been changes in that time.
  • Christmas craft fair here is great. Quite small in comparison to Sandringham but very quirky and lots of nice goods for sale. Worth a visit....
  • Fantastic day out, always something on. Lovely gardens, Christmas events are fab. Free entry to estate which is lovely to walk around all day. Water Gardens are brilliant for all ages.