Burghley House – one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age and the backdrop of our biggest event, Dirty Weekend!
Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors. Visitor facilities include the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer.
The Burghley House Preservation Trust Limited was established as a charity in 1969 by the Sixth Marquess of Exeter for the advancement of historic and aesthetic education and the preservation of buildings of national importance, and in particular the preservation and showing of Burghley House near Stamford. The land immediately surrounding the House is managed by a team of dedicated foresters who focus on the Park and the land immediately surrounding the House. Burghley also retains the services of specialist local contractors, skilled in hedge cutting, hedge laying, drystone walling, tree planting, tree felling, tree surgery and fencing.