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“Allow a full day - so much to see.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Burghley House

Burghley House
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This historic Elizabethan house (circa 1587) features a serpentine park that was designed by Lancelot Brown and a gothic greenhouse and stables.
Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Allow a full day - so much to see.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Don't miss out on the 'presentation' before you view the house. State of the art 'stuff' that gives you a good background to the history of the house. The rooms open to the public are crammed full of artefacts and the decoration (particularly the ceilings) is beyond anything I've seen elsewhere. It would be nice to think that they will open further rooms in the future and give some of their pieces a little more room to breathe. All the room attendants we spoke to were well-informed and extremely willing to share their knowledge - not easy to do with so many people doubtless asking all the same questions!
The gardens of surprise is a delight for children and adults alike - be prepared to get at least a little damp! Perhaps my favourite area was the sculpture garden but it would have been nice to have a plan showing the location of the exhibits - I'm sure we missed some despite spending a considerable amount of time there.
Well worth the entrance fee.

Visited May 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful Elizabethan House.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

A fine historical stately home. Well presented and full of interesting features. The parkland is great for a stroll. The gardens are very good and the house is magnificent.

Visited May 2014
Thank CMBlade
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BurghleyHouse, Manager at Burghley House, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
We are glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to Burghley and thank you for your feedback. We hope that you will be able to return again shortly.
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Beautiful grounds. Excellent setting for walks and a picnic. Would recommend to visit!! We go there regularly and it never gets old.

Thank ebcarr
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing ceilings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Unfortunately the grounds were not looking their best following a country fair but the house itself was very grand with many, many paintings and some very impressive ceilings.

Visited May 2014
Thank Humejap
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Stamford, Lincs
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“Burghley House and the Garden of Surprises”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Enjoyable day around Burghley house and great for children as they get a free brochure of each room with information and things to look for called 'Beastly Boring Burghley', my granddaughter who asked to go round the house and grandson took lots of pictures. After we had a drink in the garden of the Orangery Restaurant, and then to the Garden of Surprises, take your children a swimsuit as get very wet, my grandchildren didn't but got very wet running through the fountains coming out from the ground, in there clothes, then we went round the maze. very enjoyable day and staff all very friendly (apart from one woman in the house who looked frightened to death when she saw young children) They were well behaved but she could not resist saying 'don't touch that'. Take a picnic if nice day. All the others were lovely especially the lady in the last room. Great day out. Burghley has a lot of entertainment on during the year going to see UB40 and later in the Summer the 'Battle of the Prom', is on (I have been many times) great time even in the rain.

Visited May 2014
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