Burghley House

Burghley Park, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY, United Kingdom

About

Burghley is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age.

Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors. There are more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas.

The lead roof extends to three quarters of an acre, restoration and rebuilding of which began in 1983 and took nearly ten years to complete. Visitor facilities include the Orangery Restaurant, Gift Shop, Gardens of Surprise and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer.

History can come alive in a single trip whether it is to enjoy a guided tour, take a dog for a walk in the park, take the children to , see the amazing works of art in the Sculpture Garden, or splash in the Gardens of Surprises. Complete your day with a relaxing lunch in the Orangery or Garden Cafe. There’s also a Courtyard Shop and Garden Shop offering everything from gifts and sweets to fashion and homeware.

Please check the Burghley website for opening details. The House & Gardens are usually open daily from Easter to October (House closed on Fridays) from 11am to 5pm, last entry at 4.30pm. There are guides to answer your questions as you take a tour of the magnificent State Rooms. The House is usually open on Good Friday.

The Park is open all year. Admission is free except on event days. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leads.

Opening Times

Date From: 16/03/2019

Contact Details

Tel (1): 01780 752451

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.burghley.co.uk

Directions

Burghley is a mile from Stamford, 20 minutes north of Peterborough on the A1.

From the South:

From London follow the A1 north from the M25, past Stevenage, Sandy and Peterborough.
Approximately 90 miles north of London (an hour and a half) you will reach the Stamford junction labelled Carpenters Lodge.
Take the exit and cross the A1, turning left at the end of the road.
Follow the road past the estate wall and the impressive Bottle Lodges entrance gates down towards Stamford.
Just past the A43 turning on the left, turn right past the Bull & Swan Public House and continue for one mile along the Barnack Road (B1443).
You will see the Visitors Entrance on the right.

From the North:
From the North follow the A1 south past Doncaster and Grantham.
Approximately 30 minutes south of Grantham you will reach the Stamford junction labelled Carpenters Lodge.
Turn left towards Stamford.
Follow the road past the estate wall and the impressive Bottle Lodges entrance gates.
Just past the A43 on the left, turn right past the Bull & Swan Public House and continue for one mile along the Barnack Road (B1443).
You will see the Visitors Entrance on the right.

Public Transport
Burghley’s nearest station is Stamford, approximately 1 mile from the entrance. This is either a pleasant 30 minute walk taking you through the park or a short taxi ride. Stamford is a cross country link from the mainline from London to Edinburgh via Peterborough. For more information please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk. There is also an hourly bus service run by Delaine which serves the outlying villages and links Peterborough to Stamford, for more information please visit www.delainebuses.com