Enjoy a day out at England’s greatest Elizabethan House

Please note that the House will be closed for filming from 14 -24 October.

This will affect the House and the Orangery Restaurant only.

The Gardens, Garden Café and the Halloween Trail and Craft Workshops are all unaffected.
The House will be closed from 14 October – 24 October (inclusive).

The Orangery will be closed from 16 October – 22 October (but open on Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October)
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. All areas of Burghley will be open as usual from 26 October.

The House and Gardens are open from 26 October until 3 November 2019 (House closed on Fridays). from 11am to 5pm, last admission 4.30pm

Please note that the House and Gardens are closed for the duration of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

Admission Charges

All tickets to the House and Gardens and Gardens are available as gift aidable annual passes at no extra charge. These passes will allow access to the House and Gardens or Gardens for a full year from the date of purchase. Online advance ticket discounts are also available as annual passes at no extra charge. Please note your year starts from the date of purchase of your ticket, not the date of your visit, so you can visit on any day after your purchase. Certain event days will not be included in annual pass admission, if you are visiting for a specific event, please check which tickets you need to purchase on our events diary.

The House is shown by freeflow self guided tour, with an optional daily guided tour at 3pm, subject to availability.

House and The Gardens of Surprise
Annual Pass Online Advance Tickets
Adults 19.50 17.00 Buy Tickets
Children (3-15 years) 10.50 9.00 Buy Tickets
Family (2 adults & 3 children) 56.00 48.00 Buy Tickets
The Gardens of Surprise
Annual Pass Online Advance Tickets
Adults 13.00 12.00 Buy Tickets
Children (3-15 years) 9.00 8.00 Buy Tickets
Family (2 adults & 3 children) 42.00 38.00 Buy Tickets

Every child House and Gardens ticket purchased will receive a FREE Beastly Boring Burghley children’s guidebook packed with fun tales and puzzles.

Burghley Park

The park is open all year round from 8am to 6pm or dusk if earlier, and admission is free to all (please note the park may be closed occasionally for events or deer management).


Photography is now permitted within the House and Gardens, for personal use only. In the House the use of tripods is not permitted and we politely request that you are mindful of other visitors by using your camera without the flash.

Visitor Guidelines for the Gardens

Children must be supervised at all times, a minimum of one adult to every four children.

Children to be clothed or in swimsuits (including swim nappies) at all times.

Suitable footwear to be worn.

Sorry no dogs or ball games.

Picnics in the Sculpture Garden only.

Please do not drink the water.

Gift aid explained

Under HMRC guidelines, we are able to offer an annual pass that can be gift aided at no additional charge. Simply provide us with your name and address and confirm that you are a UK Taypayer and we will do the rest. Burghley House Preservation Trust is then able to reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that you have given.

Who gets the money?

Burghley is owned and administered by The Burghley House Preservation Trust, a non-profit making charity committed to the furthering of education and the preservation of Burghley House, its collections and environment. All income is put into the preservation and running of Burghley as a visitor attraction and caring for it for future generations to enjoy.

The Orangery Restaurant and Courtyard Shop

The Orangery is open daily from 10am to 5pm during House Opening season from 16 March – 3 November 2019. The Orangery closes occasionally on for private events. Please check the Orangery Page for details or call 01780 761989 for any enquiries.

The Courtyard Shop is open daily from 11am to 5pm during House Opening season from 16th March – 3 November 2019.

The Garden Cafe and Garden Shop are open daily from 11am to 5pm during House Opening season from 16th March – 3 November 2019.

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.

Flying drones at Burghley

All aerial activity at Burghley is prohibited unless specific permission is granted, according to an existing byelaw. We do not grant permission for private flying.

CAA regulations state that drones should not be flown above or near to people. As Burghley is a home as well as a place of work and has visitors present, unauthorised drone flying is both illegal and potentially puts people at risk.

Burghley has a resident deer herd, a sheep flock and native wildlife such as birds which are sensitive to disturbance and could be alarmed or stressed by the presence of drones, especially at breeding times.