Burghley House

Type:Historic House

The House Office, Burghley House,, Burghley Park, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY

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Visit beautiful Burghley, a magical home of magnificent State Rooms, awe-inspiring works of art and priceless treasures.

The House

One of the largest and grandest houses of the 16th Century, Burghley is the heart-felt legacy of William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I and the generations of his family who have lived in the house ever since, ensuring that the house and estate continue to thrive.

Explore the original soaring Tudor kitchen and tour the 18 State Rooms before descending the Hell Staircase painted by Antonio Verrio and into the Great Hall, used as a banqueting hall in Elizabethan days. Enjoy the treasures that fill every room. Burghley contains one of the largest private collection of Italian art, unique examples of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and superb items of 18th Century furniture.

The Gardens

Find hidden trails, imaginative planting and Elizabethan trickery as you explore the Burghley Gardens. Two spectacular gardens, each with their own distinct atmosphere and beauty. Discover horticulture, sculpture and sensational seasonal colour as you stroll through the undulating landscape of our Sculpture Garden, Capability Brown's lost gardens. Then step into a world of classical civilisation, astrology and astronomy in the highly entertaining Garden of Surprises. A sensory delight with the unexpected at every turn.

Adventure Play - New for 2023

This year part of the estate grounds will open to the public for the first time after being transformed into an awesome woodland adventure play area. Themed around William Cecil as the country’s first Chief Spymaster, the play area is called Hide & Secrets and features a series of fun packed play zones that lead to Hidden Towers.

Inspired by the distinctive architecture of Burghley House, the Hidden Towers play structure is packed with multi-level play, enormous slides, climbing walls, wobbly walkways and more. Whispering funnels, code cracking games and secret tunnels will keep curious little spies busy exploring. Opening 29 April 2023.

Deer Park

Enjoy space and tranquillity amongst the fallow deer and ancient trees and take in the sweeping vistas created by the extraordinary vision of ‘Capability’ Brown. Open daily for you to explore with parking available at no charge.

Eat & Shop

Every great day out includes time for some good food and drink, and you’ll find plenty of delicious options on offer at Burghley. A Barista coffee on the go, a long and lazy brunch to set you up for the day or a slice of cake to keep you going, there's something for everyone.

During your trip to Burghley don’t miss the opportunity for a little retail therapy. Whether you’re looking for something in particular, picking up a present or simply having a browse there’ll certainly be something that catches your eye.

Events Burghley House provides a spectacular backdrop for a variety of events and activities throughout the year, for all visitors of all ages.

For the full calendar of events, visit the Burghley website here.

Guide Prices

Day Tickets Booking online in advance to save on your visit. Check the Burghley website for the most up to date admission prices.

Annual Passes

Take advantage of unlimited visits throughout the open season with an Annual Pass. Choose from an All Areas Pass or pick a Gardens or Adventure Play Pass and experience everything Burghley has to offer, as often as you like.

Guide Prices

Day tickets book online in advance to save on your visit. Check the Burghley website for the most up to date admission prices.Take advantage of unlimited visits throughout the season with an Annual Pass. Choose from an All Areas Pass or pick a Gardens or Adventure Play Pass and experience everything Burghley has to offer.


Saturday, 27th July 2024 - Saturday, 27th July 2024

Classic IbizaClassic Ibiza
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Friday, 2nd August 2024 - Friday, 2nd August 2024

dragon_danceChinese Dragon Dance
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Friday, 2nd August 2024 - Wednesday, 21st August 2024

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Saturday, 3rd August 2024 - Sunday, 4th August 2024

Burghley_garden_flowersJazz in the Gardens
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Saturday, 24th August 2024 - Monday, 26th August 2024

Fine Food Market_BurghleySummer Fine Food Market
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Thursday, 5th September 2024 - Sunday, 8th September 2024

Horse trials BurghleyDefender Burghley Horse Trials
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Wednesday, 11th September 2024 - Wednesday, 11th September 2024

tea_ceremonyJapanese Tea Ceremony Workshop
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Thursday, 12th September 2024 - Thursday, 12th September 2024

ikebanaIkebana Workshop
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Thursday, 3rd October 2024 - Saturday, 5th October 2024

Twilight_harpBurghley by Twilight
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired


  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups


  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guides
  • Spanish signs/guides


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:Burghley is situated one mile from Stamford. 20 minutes north of Peterborough on the A1.The nearest railway station is Stamford, which is 1 mile away.

Opening Times

* Open 18 March to 29 October 2023

House – open daily (except Fridays) 10.30am to 4.30pm

Gardens – open daily 10am to 5pm

Hide & Secrets Adventure Play open daily from 29 April 2023 10am to 5pm

Deer Park open year round until 8pm or dusk if earlier

Opening times and days occasionally vary, please check the Burghley website for the most up to date information.

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