Burghley House, Stamford, England
Record Id: 618
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Burghley, Stamford, PE9 3JY
Historical County: Northamptonshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||142||Grid Ref:||TF048060|
One mile south-east of Stamford on the A1.
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.
Shop. Refreshments. WCs. Parking. Disabled access.
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
Site Size (Hectares): 565