Burghley House | Burghley House, Gardens & Adventure Play | Stamford,…

Five hundred years in the making...

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Open daily (closed Fridays)

10.30am - 4.30pm


Open daily

10am - 5pm

Adventure Play

Open daily

10am - 5pm


Open daily

7am until dusk

Orangery Restaurant

Open daily

10am - 5pm

Garden Café

Open daily

10am - 5pm

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The House

Visit beautiful Burghley, a magical home of magnificent State Rooms, awe-inspiring works of art and priceless treasures.

One of the largest and grandest houses of the 16th Century, Burghley is the heart-felt legacy of William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I.

Generations of his family have lived here ever since, ensuring this great House and Estate continues to thrive.

Still a much loved family home, Burghley is now owned by the Burghley House Preservation Trust, a charity committed to the conservation and preservation of the House and Estate for all to enjoy.

The Gardens

Find hidden trails, imaginative planting and Elizabethan trickery as you explore the Burghley Gardens.

Two spectacular gardens, each with their own distinct atmosphere and beauty.

Discover horticulture, sculpture and sensational seasonal colour as you stroll through the undulating landscape of our Sculpture Garden, Capability Brown's lost gardens.

Then step into a world of classical civilisation, astrology and astronomy in the highly entertaining Garden of Surprises. A sensory delight with the unexpected at every turn.

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Adventure Play

Get ready for epic adventures at Burghley

Enjoy endless hours of outdoor fun at Hide & Secrets. Fun-packed woodland play zones lead to the huge Hidden Towers play structure with multi-level play including two enormous slides, climbing walls, wobbly walkways, tunnels and lookout nests.

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Places to eat

Every great day out includes time for some good food and drink, and you’ll find plenty of delicious options on offer at Burghley. A Barista coffee on the go, a long and lazy brunch to set you up for the day or a slice of cake to keep you going, there's something for everyone.

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