Burghley House has been a location in The Da Vinci Code film and the BBC's Pride and Prejudice television series. It is not surprising that the house has proved so popular as it one of the principal examples of 16th-century English architecture and its gardens were designed by Capability Brown.
Burghley was built for Sir William Cecil, later 1st Baron Burghley, who was Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587. It was subsequently the residence of his descendants, the Earls and Marquesses of Exeter, and is now owned by a charitable trust established by the family.
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