Burghley House

Type:Historic House

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

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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.

Guide Prices

House & Gardens Ticket Prices
Adult - £20.00
Child (3-15 years) - £11.00
Family - (2 adults & 3 children) £58.00

Please note that tickets to the House & Gardens are valid for 365 days, so you are welcome to return as many times as you wish from the date of purchase for an entire year during normal opening times. (Group and schools education visits excluded).



  • 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 allowed
  • 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.


  • Other AwardsHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2016
  • Other AwardsHudsons Heritage Awards - HIghly Commended Hudsons Heritage Awards - HIghly Commended 2016

Opening Times

* The Park - open daily and all year round from 7am - 6pm (unless dusk before).
The House - closed until Saturday 19th March 2022.
The Gardens - closed until Saturday 19th March 2022.
The Orangery & Rose Garden - open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm.
The Courtyard Shop - open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm
The Garden Shop - open daily from 10:30am - 4:30pm - closes on Sunday 31st October.
The Garden Café - open daily from 10am - 4pm
The Garden Shed - open daily from 10am - 4pm - closes on Sunday 31st October.

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