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Impressive Architecture and Well Organised Tour

We visited Burghley House with our son and his Korean fiancee, thinking that she would love to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Montgomery, United Kingdom
Stunning House steeped in history

Visited here to break up a journey North. It's pricy at £19 each but free for us as we have an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Judith K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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This historic Elizabethan house (circa 1587) features a serpentine park that was designed by Lancelot Brown and a gothic greenhouse and stables.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Stamford PE9 3JY, England
+44 1780 752451
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Burghley House with our son and his Korean fiancee, thinking that she would love to see such a fine example of a British Stately Home. Our hotel was offering a 2 for 1 deal on tickets to the house and gardens. In retrospect,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here to break up a journey North. It's pricy at £19 each but free for us as we have an annual membership to Historic Houses, which is really worth considering if you holiday in the UK. Fantastic Elizabethan house, full to the brim with...More

2  Thank Judith K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you come to the charming market town of Stamford, do not miss this wonderful property, full of history, unusual finds (like 12 chairs bought at the sale of Dodge's palace in Venice), the amazing Old Kitchen with the best collection of copper kitchenware anywhere,...More

Thank l-globetrotter
Reviewed 6 days ago

Second time I have visited this amazing country house. I think it is the best I have seen so far. Beautifully kept,staff friendly and helpful, tea and cake in the Orangery very good. Grounds and gardens very interesting.

Thank cllynfa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a most enjoyable visit to this palatial Elizabethan mansion. Tickets can be bought online beforehand which makes the price slightly lower and the tickets give admission for one year. The audio visual exhibition before entering the rooms on show is interesting and informative. The...More

Thank Astmar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the audio tour for an extra £3 a head which we’d thoroughly recommend. Only saw a few others using it and that’s probably because it wasn’t automatically offered when we got our tickets. The house is fascinating with lots of well furnished rooms...More

Thank Carr44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite expensive if you have to pay the full entrance fee (£19 on the day) but fascinating when once inside. The information headphones were worth having but a little difficult to use when switching between rooms and other information. The room guides were very knowledgeable...More

Thank RR379
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a wonderful visit round the house, we were ready for lunch. Chicken, mango and avocado salad was ordered (without rocket at our request) It arrived, with no dressing or any offering of dressing. When we asked we were offered vinegar! Second request produced olive...More

1  Thank Sdg47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a few miles from us, so often visited. Parkland setting has easy parking and superb walks during Burghley Horse Trials week and the rest of the year. Free access during non-event days to the grounds, the Cafe and shop..House and Garden of Surprises is...More

Thank JulesCar
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is magnificent,the paintings awesome especially the ceilings and the gardens are well laid out,neat and attractive. However the price of £19 is quite high and ought to include the audio tour which is an extra £3. The Orangery meals seem quite expensive but...More

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18 July 2018|
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Response from mark s | Reviewed this property |
No unfortunately not as it’s a separate trust owned property.
12 June 2018|
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Response from david_douglas500 | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't it be helpful to receive an answer from Burghley House management. So far, the issue has been fudged. If the main attractions - The Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Chatsworth, Blenheim and others can make full... More
Mrs pauline L
22 May 2018|
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Response from BurghleyHouse | Property representative |
Thank you for query. We are owned by an independent charity, not the National Trust and so we do not accept National Trust membership for admission.