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Brief description of site

Burghley is a 16th-century house with gardens set in a landscape park. The gardens and pleasure grounds cover about 15 hectares, and include a walled kitchen garden, a Sculpture Garden and the Historical Garden of Surprises (opened 2007).

Brief history of site

The site was emparked in 1555, and landscaped between 1754 and 1783 by Lancelot Brown. Flower gardens and shrubberies were added in the 19th century.

Location information:

Address: Burghley, Stamford, PE9 3JY

Locality: Stamford

Local Authorities:


Historical County: Northamptonshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 142 Grid Ref: TF048060
Latitude: 52.6416 Longitude: -0.452618


One mile south-east of Stamford on the A1.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:
01 780 752451
During the season (April to October) the gardens are open daily, except Fridays, from 11am to 5pm. Parts of the grounds are open throughout the year - please check.

Visitor information:

Shop. Refreshments. WCs. Parking. Disabled access.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site Style : English landscape garden

Site first created: 1754 to 1783

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 565

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