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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We visited here with family and expected it to be quite similar to other country houses / national-trust style properties, but this exceeded all expectations. We started with a tour of the house and w...  more »
  • Yep, another house. Once we found it. An ongoing problem for vistor's like us is we use our GPS via website post codes. Most places don't have a specific code for tourist entrances which is a big hass...  more »
  • We have visited on many occasions. During the summer the gardens are a joy to wander around and the water gardens are fun, especially if accompanied by children, who can spend hours enjoying the surpr...  more »
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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 ch√Ęteau 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.