British Travel Journal

Burghley House


When Burghley House in Lincolnshi­re re-opens on 20 March, the 16th century stately home will be celebratin­g a milestone: 500 years since the birth of its designer, William Cecil, the first Baron Burghley, Elizabeth I's Lord High Treasurer and chief adviser. It's still the family home. To celebrate the birth and lasting legacy of Lord Burghley there will be a series of special events taking place throughout 2021 providing a

fascinatin­g insight into the man and his legacy. Burghley is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabetha­n age, Cecil's life as the most powerful man in the court of Elizabeth I was both eventful and effective,

and helped to shape the history of the British Isles. His lasting legacy reaches far beyond the building of Burghley House to the magnificen­t collection of works of art from across the globe gathered by his descendant­s. Book for exhibition­s to live music to 31 October.

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