It is with enormous regret that as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, we have taken the difficult decision not to reopen the House to visitors this year. This is because of the relatively small size of some rooms, narrow routes and physical restrictions on two-way access, meaning that appropriate measures to observe social distancing are not possible.
The Gardens are now open and pre-booking is essential.
The State Rooms at Burghley House will remain closed to the public for the remainder of 2020. Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, it is felt that the House poses too many risks for both visitors and staff.
Miranda Rock, House Director said: ‘With a heavy heart and after much discussion about the practicalities of movement through the State Rooms, we have taken the difficult decision not to reopen the House to visitors this year. This conclusion was not reached without careful discussion and consideration of all the challenges that we would face in complying with social distancing. At the end of the day, a visit to Burghley is meant to be enjoyable and we did not feel that we could offer our visitors a high-quality experience.’
The Burghley Park Golf Course has re-opened for members only to use under the new Government guidelines for exercise and sport. Only the Course will be open, with the Club House and all other facilities remain closed. To help us to keep this safe for all our visitors please see our guidance.
Cancellation of the 2020 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
It is with great disappointment and sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials due to the coronavirus outbreak.
It is the first time since the Event’s inception in 1961 that we have had to cancel. We must however act responsibly, and our absolute priority is the health and safety of our community, including everyone directly involved with the event; our visitors, sponsors, competitors, owners, helpers, trade exhibitors and contractors. Particular thanks are due to our insurance brokers and underwriters who have guided us through this period.