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Burghley House

Burghley House

Burghley, home of the famous horse trials, is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age. 

Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors. 

Here you will find the magnificent collection of Italian art acquired by the 5th Earl of Exeter in the late 17th century alongside the spectacular decoration carried out by Antonio Verrio. 

Visitor facilities include modern sculpture and family fun in the Burghley Gardens, a full range of menu options in the Orangery Restaurant, a wonderful shopping experience in the Courtyard Shop and picturesque walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd ...

A rolling programme of exhibitions also takes place in the adjacent Treasure Gallery. History can come alive in a single trip whether it is to enjoy a guided tour, take a dog for a walk in the park, see the teddy bear’s picnic in the Garden of Surprises, or take time over lunch in the Orangery.

Contact & Opening Times

The House and Gardens are open daily (House closed on Fridays, but open on Good Friday) from 11am to 5pm, last admission 4.30pm. Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY 01780 752451

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