image for Historic House item typeBurghley House

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Historic House, £5.80-£13



The House Office,
Burghley House, Burghley Park,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 15 - Sun 30 Oct The Burghley Pumpkin Trail
Thu 24 - Sun 27 Nov Burghley Fine Food Market


Used in recent films - Pride and Prejudice and The Da Vinci Code, the house boasts eighteen magnificent State Rooms and a huge collection of works and art, including one of the most important private collections of 17th century Italian paintings, the earliest inventoried collection of Japanese ceramics in the west and wood carvings by Grinling Gibbons and his followers. There are also four magnificent state beds, fine examples of English and continental furniture and important tapestries and textiles.

The Brewhouse Interpretation Centre features an excellent audio visual introduction to the house and its history, as well as an annually changing exhibition.

The house is surrounded by historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and incorporates a modern sculpture park (13 acres). Opened in 2007 the Garden of Surprises is a recreation of a Tudor trick garden, complete with revolving Ceasars heads and spurting fountains to delight and amuse all ages.

Orangery Restaurant, Garden Cafe, Gift Shop, Garden Shop and a Deer Park which is open to the public free of charge. Private South Gardens are open for the fantastic display of spring flowers in 2013 from 16th March- 7th April 11am until 4pm.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesItalian signs/guidesPicnic sitePublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedSmoking allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

The House and Gardens are open in 2013 from Saturday 16th March through to Sunday 3rd November daily (except House on Fridays) from 11am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm) (House and Gardens Closed for the Burghley Horse Trials Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th August).


The House and Gardens - Online Adult Day Ticket £12.70, Online Child (3-15) Day Ticket £6.50, Online Seniors Day Ticket £11.50, Online Family (2 adults, 3 children 3-15) Day Ticket £34.00, Online Group Day Ticket £11.50.

Gardens only - Online Adult Gardens Only Day Ticket £7.40, Online Concession Gardens Only Day Ticket £6.20, Online Child Gardens Only Day Ticket £5.00, Online Family (2 adults, 3 children 3-15) Gardens Only Day Ticket £24.00, Online Group Gardens Only Day Ticket £6.00.


See location of Burghley House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 048060  Lat: 52.64247 Long: -0.45246

By Road:
Burghley is situated one mile from Stamford. 20 minutes north of Peterborough on the A1.

Parking: free


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

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