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Burghley House

Burghley House

Burghley House

Details

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).

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. Other facilities: Orangery Restaurant, Garden Cafe, Gift Shop, Garden Shop and a Deer Park which is open to the public free of charge.

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Opening details

The Parkland remains open daily from 8am to 6pm or dusk if earlier. Parking and admission to the Parkland is free of charge, and dogs are allowed when kept on a lead.

CLOSED THURSDAY 3RD TO SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER FOR THE LAND ROVER BURGHLEY HORSE TRIALS.

Prices

Our full House and Gardens day tickets give access to everything at Burghely including the House, Brewhouse interpretation centre and exhibition, Sculpture Garden and Garden of Surprises.

Adults £13.00, children (3-15 years) £6.50, seniors £11.80, family ticket (2 + 3 children) £35.00

Contact

House Manager

01780 752451

Address

Burghley Park,
Stamford,
Lincolnshire,
PE9 3JY

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TF 048060  Lat: 52.64163 Long: -0.45260

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

From the South:

Take the Carpenters Lodge exit on the A1 signposted to Burghley House, turn left on to the B1081 towards Stamford.

Follow the road alongside the park wall and the impressive Bottle Lodges entrance gates down towards Stamford.

Turn right just past the Bull & Swan Pub 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 and sign posted to Burghley House.

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.

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