New guides launched at stately grand home
VISITORS planning to take a tour of Burghley House this summer will benefit from new audio guides giving a fresh perspective on the stately home near Stamford.
The new guides feature insights from restoration experts and house director Miranda Rock, a direct descendant of the first Lord Burghley, William Cecil. They also contain quirky facts about the house’s billard table made from a sunken warship, its collection of turtle skulls and even Second World War Nazi airforce boss Hermann Goering’s passion for the house’s art.
The guides also outline how the western world’s greatest inventoried collection of early Japanese porcelain was discovered hidden away in corridors and secret cupboards.
The guides cost an additional £2.50 per person and provide a running commentary taking visitors from room to room.
Burghley’s expert room guides are also still available throughout the house for those not using the audio guides. The house is open until October 31, daily except Fridays, from 11am to 4.30pm. Visit www.burghley.co.uk or call 01780 752451.