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Burghley House Christmas Fair – ho ho ho!

Despite the chilly, wet weather, the greeting we got from the santa-hatted staff at in the car park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NorthantsNige
Whew! Someone had some money once! What a pile!

Spectacular house and beautiful gardens, you need plenty of time to explore Burghley House - but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This historic Elizabethan house (circa 1587) features a serpentine park that was designed by Lancelot Brown and a gothic greenhouse and stables.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Stamford PE9 3JY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were a large and varied number of stalls .bUtler outside were easy to view but not the inside ones due to the number of people.As is ideal the goods were a little expensive as was the refreshments .

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the chilly, wet weather, the greeting we got from the santa-hatted staff at in the car park couldn’t have been warmer. It set the tone for a lovely, cheery day. The house and grounds looked fabulously festive with beautiful decorations and seasonal music wafting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NorthantsNige
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cars were parked everywhere and it was so busy that at times you couldn't move. Dogs were aloud in so you had to watch where you walked as they were fouling where they wanted. Lots of high priced stalls but nothing more craft and Xmas...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lianne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was up there for the Christmas market and loved the grounds and looking at the buildings, but found the market to be way too crowded and a little disappointing. If you go, go first thing to beat the crowd.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ianwebb75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This should've been such a lovely day but it was such a waste of time. You queue for 40 mins to get in, then the same again to get out. No traffic management. Then when you do get there is overcrowded hell. Fancy something to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laura F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was really looking forward to this today and expected it to be very busy just a shame the organisation of it was badly executed. The stalls were so crammed into the spaces you couldn't get to see some of them. Walking in through the entrance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bellelouise
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for the Xmas market on 6/12/18, the market was fine but it all went down hill when we went for food. The Orangery is the most disorganised restaurant I have eaten in in a long time. We decided to go for food early because...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 462HAINES
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular house and beautiful gardens, you need plenty of time to explore Burghley House - but boy! Is it worth it! Fully furnished and every inch full of history, the House tells its own magnificent story. A week would not have exhausted its treasures!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Travelswithmychum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen the beautiful outer facades of Burghley house while at the Horse Trials, but finally made it inside. The scale of the building is amazing, while the painted ceilings and walls are quite jaw-dropping in their size and superb colours. The art works...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We have been staying at Stamford Caravan And Motorhome Club for 10 years now and have never been to Burghly Park we just found it on the internet , what a fantastic place and a bonus of free car parking , im surprised they dont...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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barter845
19 July 2018|
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Response from mark s | Reviewed this property |
No unfortunately not as it’s a separate trust owned property.
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david_douglas500
12 June 2018|
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Response from david_douglas500 | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn't it be helpful to receive an answer from Burghley House management. So far, the issue has been fudged. If the main attractions - The Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Chatsworth, Blenheim and others can make full... More
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Mrs pauline L
22 May 2018|
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Response from BurghleyHouse | Property representative |
Thank you for query. We are owned by an independent charity, not the National Trust and so we do not accept National Trust membership for admission.
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