Burghley House

Burghley House, Stamford Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY

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Burghley House is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan age.

The house was 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.

The gardens and parkland that you see today at Burghley were largely designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century. Today, sweeping vistas down to the spires of Stamford in the parkland, splashing in the Garden of Surprises or tranquil walks next to the lake in the Sculpture Garden can all be enjoyed.

The estate features plentiful free parking, shops and restaurant and café offer a full range of meals and snacks, from a cup of coffee and homemade cake to a full lunch.

A fascinating stop on The Explorer’s Road.