Burghley House

Highly recommended
One of the finest Elizabethan manors, built by William Cecil, Lord Burghley, "the greatest, gravest and most esteemed Councillor that ever your Majesty had", as Essex confided to Elizabeth I. The extensive 17C redecoration includes the painted ceilings by Laguerre and Verrio, at their most exuberant and baroque in the Heaven Room and Hell Staircase.

Useful information

Price:

13 £

Opening hours

[mid Mar-end Oct: 11am-5pm, last admission 30min before closing - closed Fri and a few days end Aug or early Sep]

Nearby tourist attractions

St Martin's Church
St Martin's Church
Rebuilt in around 1480, St Martin's is
15 minutes
Brazenose Gate
Brazenose Gate
The 14C gate, which was rebuilt here c
30 minutes
Lord Burghley's Hospital
Lord Burghley's Hospital
These charming late-Elizabethan
30 minutes
Browne's Hospital
Browne's Hospital
Built in around 1475, Brownes hospital
30 minutes
Nene Valley Railway
Nene Valley Railway
Steam locomotives puff along the Nene
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

St Martin's Church
St Martin's Church
Rebuilt in around 1480, St Martin's is
15 minutes
Brazenose Gate
Brazenose Gate
The 14C gate, which was rebuilt here c
30 minutes
Lord Burghley's Hospital
Lord Burghley's Hospital
These charming late-Elizabethan
30 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

St Martin's Church
St Martin's Church
Rebuilt in around 1480, St Martin's is
15 minutes
Lord Burghley's Hospital
Lord Burghley's Hospital
These charming late-Elizabethan
30 minutes
Browne's Hospital
Browne's Hospital
Built in around 1475, Brownes hospital
30 minutes
See all