Burghley House is a grand sixteenth-century country house in the civil parishes of St Martin's Without and Barnack in the Peterborough unitary authority of the English county of Cambridgeshire, but adjoining Stamford in Lincolnshire. It is a leading example of the Elizabethan prodigy house, built by and still lived in by the Cecil family. Its park was laid out by Capability Brown. The exterior very largely retains its Elizabethan appearance, but most of the interiors date from remodellings before 1800. The house is open to the public and displays a circuit of grand and richly furnished state apartments.
The Heaven Room is acclaimed as Verrio’s masterpiece and is filled with scenes from ancient mythology. A guidebook written in the 19th Century refers to ‘Gods and Goddesses disporting themselves, as Gods and Goddesses are wont to do…!’ The sheer scale of the work is astounding, the perspective so deceiving that one can almost believe in the sculptural details. The astonishing solid silver wine cistern is the largest of its kind in England.
Burghley House has been featured in several films. Its virtually unaltered Elizabethan façades and a variety of historic interiors make it an ideal location for historical and period movies.
(source Wikipedia, Burghley.co.uk)
Keira Knightley, Claudie Blakley, Tom Hollander, Judi Dench
A story of love and life among the landed English gentry during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is a gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters, but if he dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages.