Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Lincolnshire  /  Stamford  /  Historic Sites  /  Burghley House

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.
Create a full Stamford itinerary

Plan your trip to Stamford

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
  • Although quite expensive to visit, it is actually well worth the money. Extensive grounds and a huge building to explore, will require a full day to absorb it all.  more »
  • We called in for a cup of tea and cake in the Orangery. I had the coffee and walnut and my partner had carrot cake, both of which were disappointingly dry for the price we paid.  more »
  • The queue for payment at the Orangerie restaurant can be excruciatingly long at peak periods so allow plenty of time if you want a drink or meal. The grounds are beautiful, especially in the summer an...  more »
  • 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.