Houses & Castles

Burghley House

Burghley House is one of the largest surviving Sixteenth century houses. Conceived by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I. Burghley is a testament to the ambition and vision of the most powerful Elizabethan courtier.

  • Cafe / Tea RoomCafe / Tea Room
  • RestaurantRestaurant
  • Guided ToursGuided Tours
  • ParkingParking
  • AccessibleAccessible
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Gift ShopGift Shop
  • Dogs WelcomeDogs Welcome
  • Groups WelcomeGroups Welcome
  • Coach ParkingCoach Parking
  • Meeting FacilitiesMeeting Facilities

Tranquil walks and family fun

There is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy at Burghley House. Discover the beautiful and authentic sixteenths-century gardens and parkland. Have fun splashing in the Garden of Surprises and soak up the stunning countryside scenery.

Collections at Burghley

The Fine Art collection at Burghley House is vast and diverse. It includes many valuable and important objects including Italian Old Master paintings, English portrait miniatures, Oriental and European ceramics. Also find fine English and Continental furniture and much more.

Magnificent Elizabethan ‘prodigy’ house on the edge of Stamford

Explore Burghley’s magnificent 16th century architecture, browse the family’s private fine art collections and discover 300-acres of deer park in the grounds.

Enjoy exquisite formal gardens designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, a beautiful lake and avenues of mature trees. This Cecil family home was built over three decades, 500 years ago. Today Burghley House remains a much-loved family home with an unbroken family legacy of over sixteen generations.

Relax with Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a relaxed dining experience at Burghley House. Discover the delicious seasonal menu offering freshly prepared Afternoon Tea. Either eat in or takeaway.

Luxury Shopping at Burghley

Shop a range of unique and luxury goods at Burghley including fine foods, chocolate, lifestyle goods, accessories and more. Discover exclusive Burghley House postcards, stationary and books. 

Accommodation at Burghley

your countryside retreat awaits

Why not stay a while in one of Burghley's beautiful accommodation options?

opening times

Parkland Open Daily
7:00 - 18:00
Garden Shed, The Orangery Cafe & Takeaway
10:00 - 16:00

entry & prices

Please visit the official site of Burghley House for up to date information on admission prices.

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Burghley House




Tel: 01780 752451