Burghley House is one of the largest surviving Sixteenth century houses. Conceived by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I. Burghley is a testament to the ambition and vision of the most powerful Elizabethan courtier.
Tranquil walks and family fun
There is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy at Burghley House. Discover the beautiful and authentic sixteenths-century gardens and parkland. Have fun splashing in the Garden of Surprises and soak up the stunning countryside scenery.
Collections at Burghley
The Fine Art collection at Burghley House is vast and diverse. It includes many valuable and important objects including Italian Old Master paintings, English portrait miniatures, Oriental and European ceramics. Also find fine English and Continental furniture and much more.
Magnificent Elizabethan ‘prodigy’ house on the edge of Stamford
Explore Burghley’s magnificent 16th century architecture, browse the family’s private fine art collections and discover 300-acres of deer park in the grounds.
Enjoy exquisite formal gardens designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, a beautiful lake and avenues of mature trees. This Cecil family home was built over three decades, 500 years ago. Today Burghley House remains a much-loved family home with an unbroken family legacy of over sixteen generations.
Relax with Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a relaxed dining experience at Burghley House. Discover the delicious seasonal menu offering freshly prepared Afternoon Tea. Either eat in or takeaway.
Luxury Shopping at Burghley
Shop a range of unique and luxury goods at Burghley including fine foods, chocolate, lifestyle goods, accessories and more. Discover exclusive Burghley House postcards, stationary and books.
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