The next day we took another trip to the English countryside to visit Burghley House located in Stamford, Lincs. We had to walk a few miles from the train station to get there but it the weather was great so it was a nice walk. Burghley is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age. It was built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587; the building period of the house extended over a period of 32 years. The main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors. There are more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas. The lead roof extends to three quarters of an acre, restoration and rebuilding of which began in 1983 and took nearly ten years to complete. Needless to say, this place is HUGE. It is also the set for Lady Catherine De Bourgh’s house in the movie, Pride and Prejudice.