Burghley House

sights / Architecture

Burghley House information

Location
Stamford , England
More information
www.burghley.co.uk
Prices
adult/child incl sculpture garden £13/6.50, garden only £7.50/6.50
Opening hours
11am-5pm Sat-Thu mid-Mar–late Oct
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Lying just a mile south of Stamford, opulent Burghley House ('bur-lee') was built by Queen Elizabeth's chief adviser William Cecil, whose descendants still live here.

Set in more than 810 hectares of grounds, landscaped by the famous Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, the house bristles with cupolas, pavilions, belvederes and chimneys. A particular highlight is the lavish staterooms.

The renowned Burghley Horse Trials take place here in early September.

Follow the marked path for 15 minutes through the park by Stamford train station.