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Burghley House, Stamford

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 950+ 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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  • One or two of the staff were pleasant on the garden entrance and garden shop. When you enter the house (after paying a very pricey ticket) almost every room has a member of staff. They were very unple...  read more »
  • This 16TH-century country house built by Sir William Cecil, Treasurer of Queen Isabel I, worth a visit if you are in the area. It is very easy to reach from Peterborough by catching the bus 201 (Delaine buses) at the bus station of this city, leaving you at the entrance (30 minutes). The visit can be on your own with an audio guide or some of free guided tours in English, highly recommended. This very well maintained House and the staff is very attentive and pleasant. In this House will have rolled some films and series of time (pride and prejudice, Elizabeth: the age of gold). Finally it should not be forgotten of magnificent gardens with statues and other party dedicated to children with gardens of sources where they can be given a soak in the summer. Although the entrance is expensive (14 pounds) it pays for itself if you spend all day. Look at your web timetables of opening and closing.
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  • Visited with my Australian relatives but will never return to be treated like a second class citizen! I realise that stairs in a stately house are necessary and the Porter assigned to assist me with m...  read more »
  • The place is huge and and must have been quite a symbol of wealth in its day. I walked through the place to get a feel for the history and see how the rich once lived. Quite well it appears. It is well maintained and there is even a gift shop to purchase souvenirs. A nice day trip if you get the chance. I learned the place can be rented out for events, which is an interesting twist.
  • Definitely worth a visit - amazing grounds. The house is nice but not less to see than you'd think given the size. It is not National Trust.
  • Fantastic gardens, great tea rooms. Perfect for a gentle walk with the family. Love it.
  • What a stunning historic house and gardens, I was so fortunate as today was also Aston Martin Day so a couple of pictures of the house and a lot of Aston Martin photos for fans of this car including the DB10!
  • Beautiful house and lovely views... great place to walk around
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