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Burghley House

The March issue of WSJ. Magazine, which hits newsstands tomorrow, features Burghley House, the grand Elizabethan estate in the English countryside that sees 100,000 visitors a year despite the fact people actually live in it. Writes David Netto: "The contents of the house include wonders large and small: the biggest solid silver wine cistern in Europe, weighing 253 pounds, and a smattering of jewel-like perfume bottles from India's Mughal Empire. There is a fabulous marble mantel designed by Piranesi, and more than 400 paintings adorn the walls of the 35 state rooms." There's also the "Heaven Room," which is entirely covered in murals by 17th-century master Antonio Verrio. [WSJ]