Burghley House and Gardens opening
Burghley House Stamford
This weekend, Saturday 18 March 2023, Burghley House and Gardens will be reopening to the public.
Burghley is one of the largest and grandest surviving houses of the sixteenth century and a magnificent example of the great Elizabethan 'prodigy' houses.
Conceived by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, Burghley is a testament to the ambition and vision of the most powerful courtier of the first Elizabethan age.
When Brownlow, the 9th Earl, inherited in 1754, he promptly employed Lancelot 'Capability' Brown to mastermind the modernisation of the Garden, the surrounding parkland and aspects of the House itself. Brown levelled the roofline elevation of the south front, constructed extensive stables, a fashionable Orangery and a Gothic garden Summerhouse. He also demolished the single storey north-west wing to open up the north courtyard and to give views of the newly planted parkland.
Visitors can enjoy the estate and gardens from 18 March and can book online.