Beautiful grounds, exquisite house and a fascinating history. The building of Burghley House began around 1555 and the initial stages were completed 20years later. Since then the landscaped grounds have matured and blended into the landscape. Recently designed water gardens and sculpture trails have made this a well-rounded day out. Culture, walking, cycling and recreation all within walking distance of Stamford.
A fascinating BBC documentary (October 2017) looked at the secret network behind Queen Elizabeth I's 40-year reign. The world's first secret service was run by Elizabeth's spymaster William Cecil (and later his son, Robert Cecil). William Cecil's efforts uncovered assassination plots by several nobles, including Mary Queen of Scots, and it was Cecil who saw that the perpetrators were executed. Cecil was made Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth and subsequently built Burghley House. [If you can find the programme on BBC iPlayer or anywhere else, it is well worth watching!]
Click our picture above to open Burghley's own website in a new tab.
PLEASE SEE OUR DIRECTIONS PAGE - DON'T USE YOUR SATNAV FOR THE LAST PART OF YOUR JOURNEY.
Many of our campers come here time and again. They love the peace and tranquility of the campsite and the beautiful surroundings. We rely on them (and you) to respect fellow campers, the surroundings and your environment. This ensures that the campsite maintains a friendly, sociable and relaxed atmosphere where everybody gets along. Several of our customers have met life-long friends at Greendale...