England’s Greatest Elizabethan House.
Home to William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer and Chief Minister to Queen Elizabeth I, Burghley is a true treasure house. Building works started in 1555 and stretched over 32 years before completion in 1587 and still remains a Tudor house at its heart. So much more than a building, Burghley offers a unique glimpse in to the way great houses have been lived in from the time of Queen Elizabeth I to the present day.
Your tour of our 18 remarkable State Rooms begins in the original soaring Tudor kitchen and includes the Queen Elizabeth I Bedroom... which she never actually stayed in, and the famous wall paintings of Heaven and Hell by Antonio Verrio!
Water, water everywhere… The Historical Garden of Surprises is a fantastic addition to Burghley and was inspired by William Cecil's lost Elizabethan garden, it now waits to reveal surprises to those who enter. Contemporary sculpture in an historic setting. On entering the Sculpture Garden you are welcomed by a mixed array of trees and shrubs that form a major structural element within the gardens, creating archways and external rooms, where discreetly hidden sculptures can be found. All surrounded by 1000's of acres of ‘Capability’ Brown parkland, which lies at the centre of this 13 000 acre traditional working Estate.
With over 450 years of family history and fabulous places to eat and shop Burghley is one not to be missed!
Using a SatNav - PE9 3JY
From the South:
Take the Carpenters Lodge exit on the A1 signposted to Burghley House, turn left on to the B1081 towards Stamford.
Follow the road alongside the park wall and the impressive Bottle Lodges entrance gates down towards Stamford.
Turn right just past the Bull & Swan Pub and continue for 1 mile along the Barnack Road (B1443). You will see the Visitors Entrance on the right.
From the North:
Follow the A1 south past Doncaster and Grantham.
Approximately 30 minutes south of Grantham you will reach the Stamford junction labelled Carpenters Lodge and signposted to Burghley House.
Turn left towards Stamford.
Follow the road past the estate wall and the impressive Bottle Lodges entrance gates.
Just past the A43 on the left, turn right past the Bull & Swan Pub and continue for 1 mile along the Barnack Road (B1443). You will see the Visitors Entrance on the right.
Burghley’s nearest station is Stamford, approximately 1 mile from the entrance. This is either a pleasant 30 minute walk taking you through the park or a short taxi ride. Stamford is a cross country link from the mainline from London to Edinburgh via Peterborough. For more information please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
There is an hourly bus service run by Delaine which serves the outlying villages and links Peterborough to Stamford, for more information please visit www.delainebuses.com..
There are many different taxi companies available in Stamford, we suggest booking taxis in advance for journeys especially for collection from Burghley in the evening. A few of the companies contact details are listed below, but no company is associated or recommended by Burghley House.
Premier Cabs of Stamford 01780 757575
1st Choice Taxis 01780 752748
Silver Cabs of Stamford 01780 482800
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