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. Plan to visit Burghley House and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Stamford attractions using our Stamford online travel route planner .
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Burghley House Reviews
We love visiting old houses and we thought this would be another gem, however, we were very disappointed. They charge the same amount of money as Hatfield House and Hever Castle, but what you get for ... more »
Burghley is a beautiful house with a fascinating history, but I can't give it top marks because the visitor experience is a little bit frustrating. You're forced to approach the house from the side an... more »
Visited with my wife and friends on a Sunday morning. Free parking lovely grounds, and plenty of family's having fun. We visited The orangery for morning coffee and sat chatting while the huge koi car... more »
This is a fabulous day out. The house is amazing, full of history, color, royal rooms, etc. The tea room is one of the best we've seen. Always busy & crowded. Good food. The gardens are extensive. There is a water garden in the summer - don't miss it!! So many different spaces and outside 'rooms'. Then there is an extensive sculpture garden which we have yet to explore, because we've always exhausted from seeing the house & dining. Don't miss the Heaven & Hell staircase!
Arrived at opening time 11am left at closing 5pm. So much to see The surprise garden was wonderful lots of amazing water features. The sculpture garden had so much easy to miss some, sculptures went from "what to wow" and lots in-between. As for the house if you like art over 400 on display plus huge ceiling and wall murals all of exquisite detail and quality. Magnificent wood carving all through. Garden cafe, ice cream shed and to finish off afternoon tea in the orangery.
Wonderful place.. helpful guides, who explain you all doubts. Well maintained. Neat and clean. Gardens are beautiful n sculptor house is amazing. Good place for kids also. You pay a small price and you get a annual pass to come again. PS : But tickets online.
Stunning house and grounds. I've visited for the infamous horse trials. Superb organisation, great training clinics to watch, stacks of shopping, fabulous variety of food and then of course the incredible cross country course. The best there is. Never tire of going, always look forward to it. A must for all horses lovers!
I am a member and visit several times every year, mainly to walk round the sculpture garden and have lunch in the Orangery. The sculptures are very modern and there tend to be some new ones each year. The Orangery is a very agreeable place to have lunch and I like the mixture of traditional British and more trendy dishes. I visit the house from time to time and very impressive it is particularly from the point of view of artworks, notably the two final rooms you visit, being Heaven followed by the climactic Hell.
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