England’s Greatest Elizabethan House.
Home to William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer and Chief Minister to Queen Elizabeth I, Burghley is a true treasure house. So much more than a building, Burghley offers a unique glimpse in to the way great houses have been lived in from the time of Queen Elizabeth I to the present day. The Historical Garden of Surprises is a fantastic addition to Burghley and was inspired by William Cecil's lost Elizabethan garden, it now waits to reveal surprises to those who enter.
With over 450 years of family history and fabulous places to eat and shop Burghley is one not to be missed!
Did you know?
Building works started in 1555 and stretched over 32 years before completion in 1587 and still remains a Tudor house at its heart
Your tour of our 18 remarkable State Rooms begins in the original soaring Tudor kitchen
See the Queen Elizabeth I Bedroom... which she never actually stayed in
View the famous wall paintings of Heaven and Hell by Antonio Verrio painted in the 1690s
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