House Tours and Talks at Burghley

Still a much loved family home, Burghley invites you to discover this Elizabethan Treasure House. Burghley is perhaps best-known for its historical collections of important works of art, early tapestries, impressive Japanese ceramics and sculptures, where many still stand when first recorded in 1688.

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Tours in 2018

The Burghley Experience self guided visit – £13.00 per person

Your group can indulge at leisure and enjoy the wonderful history of the House, family and its impressive collection using your complimentary full colour welcome guide.  Our knowledgeable and approachable room stewards are on hand to answer any questions you may have. After this take in the annual treasury exhibition, our ‘Capability’ Brown at Burghley exhibition, vast parkland, Garden of Surprises and Contemporary Sculpture Garden.

The Burghley Experience guided tour – £15.00 per person 

Our experienced tour guides will transport visitors back in time and bring to life the intricate history of the Cecil family and the collection they have built over their 450 years at Burghley.

The Great Collectors –  £15.00 per person

Learn about the 5th and 9th Earl’s of Exeter and their extravagant purchases made on their Grand Tours through Europe; including beautiful tapestries, marquetry furniture and stunning Italian paintings. Compliment your day with themed menus starting from £9.50 per head.

Remarkable Craftsman at Burghley –  £15.00 per person

Find out about the Remarkable Craftsman who contributed to making Burghley the reknowned Treasure House it is today.  This tour celebrates the remarkable skill of the foremost craftsman of the 17th and 18th centuries by viewing Verrio’s wall paintings, Grinling Gibbons wood carving and Edward Martens wonderful plaster work ceilings to name but a few. Compliment your day with themed menus starting from £10.50 per head.

Conservation and Twilight Tours – £25.00 per person

Conservation and Twilight tours are available by request.

Guided tours can be arranged on request at 10.30am or 3.00pm (subject to availability).
To book tours, please call Catherine Horne on 01780 752451 ext.171 for a tour that will be tailored to suit your requirements

Talks with a tour in 2018

Introduction over tea, coffee and biscuits followed by a Self Guided Tour – £19.70 per person (including House and Gardens ticket)

Guides will give an informal introduction to the House over tea and coffee in the Loggia and visitors can enjoy a self guided visit enabling visitors to have an insight and greater understanding of the Cecil family before entering the House and viewing the State Rooms at their own pace.

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