Burghley House, Cambridgeshire – near Stamford, Lincolnshire

by David Murray on 10 January 2012

in Cambridgeshire, East Midlands, Historic Houses, Lincolnshire, Stately Homes

Today’s expedition south from our northern base is to Lincolnshire in the East Midlands. To be technically precise Burghley House is in Cambridgeshire, but it is so close to the ancient town of Stamford just across the county boundary that it is usually considered to be in Lincolnshire, and that is its postal address.

Burghley House - Stamford

Burghley House is an outstanding legacy of William Cecil from the sixteenth century, standing in splendid parkland laid out by Capability Brown which provides the setting for the annual Burghley Horse Trials, a major event in the British Eventing calendar which had its 50th anniversary in 2011.

The house and parkland open to visitors, and even when the house itself is closed the park, and also the tea rooms, are often open. Lunch in the Orangery is to be highly recommended, or even a snack on the terrace. Check the Burghley House web site for details of opening times and for historical information going back to the first Elizabethan times. Owned and managed now by the Burghley House Preservation Trust this magnificent stately home is still called home by descendants of the 6th Marquess of Exeter.

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