4 September 2013
One of the greatest of Britain’s non-royal palaces, Burghley was built for Queen Elizabeth I’s Lord High Treasurer Lord Burghley in 1555. The interiors include a Great Hall with a hammerbeam roof and vaulted Old Kitchen. Later Earls of Exeter have endowed the building with magnificent painting collections, and an opulent series of state rooms, including the famous Heaven Room painted by Verrio. Our visit includes parts of the house not usually open to the public.