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Burghley House

Burghley House

Burghley, home of the famous horse trials, 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. 

Here you will find the magnificent collection of Italian art acquired by the 5th Earl of Exeter in the late 17th century alongside the spectacular decoration carried out by Antonio Verrio. 

Visitor facilities include modern sculpture and family fun in the Burghley Gardens, a full range of menu options in the Orangery Restaurant, a wonderful shopping experience in the Courtyard Shop and picturesque walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer. 

A rolling programme of exhibitions also takes place in the adjacent Treasure Gallery. 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, see the teddy bear’s picnic in the Garden of Surprises, or take time over lunch in the Orangery.

Contact & Opening Times

PE9 3JY|
[email protected]|
01780 761 988

Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY 01780 752451


The House & Gardens will reopen on Saturday 20th March 2021.

The Parkland remains open daily from 7am to 6pm with no admission fees or parking charges. Dogs are permitted in the Park but must be kept on a lead at all times. Please also note that the Garden Shed and Visitor Toilets will remain closed until further notice.

The Orangery & The Courtyard Shop will re-open on Saturday 13th February 2021.

Please also refer to our website for updates. Thank you.

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