The stunning east coast county of Lincolnshire is home to some of the United Kingdom's richest layers of history. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of local people and various funds, many historical artefacts have been saved over the years.
Widely considered to be England's finest Elizabethan property, Burghley House represents one of the most significant and complete relics of this period in history. Fortunately for visitors, there's no shortage of top-class hotels in the surrounding area, giving you the chance to explore Burghley House at your leisure.
Burghley House is located in the far north-west of Lincolnshire, a short distance from Stamford. The beautiful, Grade-I listed building was built in the middle of the 16th Century for Sir William Cecil, who acted as the Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I.
The extensive property features some 35 major rooms spread across two floors. Beyond these elegant and lovingly cared for main rooms, there are more than 80 smaller rooms, corridors and service areas to be explored. Cared for with such attention to detail, the property really does offer a glimpse of a decadent past.
A Breadth of Facilities
Burghley House isn't just a great place to visit for those fascinated by history and architecture. Thanks to its impressive range of facilities, it's a hit with just about everyone who stops by. The property houses the Orangery restaurant, a café and a gift shop.
The House also hosts corporate events and educational visits. The breathtaking gardens provide the ideal backdrop for weddings and other large, open-air events. There are plenty of hotels in Lincolnshire to host your guests.
Like any house of this period, Burghley House boasts an exquisite garden, complete with a colossal deer park. Today's gardens were mostly designs in the 18th Century by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. With excellent views, exotic plant life and a whole host of artistic sculptures, the gardens are an equally great spot for relaxing or taking a lengthy walk.
Accommodation near Burghley House
As with the rest of the county, the property is well served by hotels. The Woodhall Spa Manor is a beautiful building which will allow you to take a little slice of Burghley House opulence home with you at the end of the day!