Burghley House | Accessibility


Where possible we make provisions to ensure Burghley is accessible for wheelchair, mobility scooter and buggy users.

Wheelchair users can access the State Rooms and Orangery Restaurant via our Stannah stairlifts. Please note, wheelchair users must be able to transfer themselves from a wheelchair to the stairlift and back again unaided. Our Porter on duty (or stairlift trained member of the Burghley team) will be available on your visit to operate the stairlift.

Our State Rooms are located on the first floor and we have no means of getting mobility scooters upstairs. However, we have a number of manual wheelchairs available for visitors to use during their visit to the House. These are available on a first come, first served basis but it is very rare that one will not be available on arrival.

The Gardens are mostly accessible to wheelchair users but please be aware that in the Sculpture Garden, the paths are gravel and some open areas of the Gardens are very uneven without pathways.

Both our Courtyard and Garden Shops have ramp access available. The Garden Café is on the ground floor.

Disabled parking is available nearby the House and Gardens entrance points and clearly signposted as you drive through main visitor entrance on arrival. Disabled Parking for Adventure Play visitors is located in the main Visitor Car Park close to the Adventure Play entrance.

Disabled toilet facilities are available in the Chestnut Courtyard close to the House entrance, at the Garden Café located next to the Gardens entrance and at the Hide & Secrets Adventure Play toilets.

Our Porters and Duty Managers are always available during visiting hours and there to assist with any queries or concerns you may have during your visit.

Visiting with a carer

Carers are able to visit us for free and we will issue a complimentary ticket upon arrival. Carers must provide proof of carer status upon arrival showing that they are recognised as a carer for the accompanying visitor.

Evidence we accept as proof of carer status:

- A letter from the local authority of the carer confirming that they are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, or are in some other way recognised as a carer by the local authority

- A letter from a GP confirming that the carer has registered with them as a carer

- A registered carer card provided as part of another scheme (e.g. CredAbility Access Card, CEA Card, etc)

If you are a carer and you want to be able to visit Burghley on your own sometimes, not purely as a helper for the person you care for, then you will need to purchase a ticket/membership at the usual price.