The Burghley Events Diary

  • Orangery Restaurant - Lunch For Less


    Wednesday 7th January - Friday 13th March

    Visit the bright and relaxing Orangery Restaurant, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, and enjoy our delicious Lunch For Less menu.

    Served Wednesday – Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm (not available on Sundays).

    Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 4pm until Saturday, 14 March when it will once again revert to its open season hours (open daily, excluding some Fridays for private events, from 10am to 5pm).

    One course £10.50 | Two courses £14.00 | Three courses £17.50

  • House and Gardens re-open


    Saturday 14th March

    The House and Gardens re-open on Saturday, 14 March 2015, open daily (House closed Fridays) until Sunday, 1 November 2015, from 11am to 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm). This year's exhibitions, included in your House and Gardens ticket, will be 'The House at War', exploring Burghley's important role as a Red Cross Hospital during WWI and 'Oriental Porcelain', which brings to life fascinating objects picked up by the family over their more than 450 year history at Burghley.

    Open daily (House closed Fridays) from Saturday, 14th March to Sunday, 1st November 2015. The House and Gardens will be closed from Thursday, 3rd to Sunday, 6th September for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

  • South Gardens open


    Saturday 14th March - Sunday 12th April

    The Private South Gardens offer magnificent seasonal displays of Narcissi and spring bulbs and give an injection of formality into 'Capability' Brown's sweeping vistas. Open from 11am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm). Admission included with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket or by donation.

    Join our Head Gardener, John Burrows, for a guided tour of the South Gardens at 3pm on Tuesday, 17th, Thursday, 19th and Tuesday, 24th March. Included with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket.

    The Private South Gardens will be open in aid of the National Gardens Scheme on Saturday, 11th and Sunday, 12th April, from 11am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm).

  • Orangery Restaurant - Lunch For Less


    Wednesday 7th January - Friday 13th March

    Visit the bright and relaxing Orangery Restaurant, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, and enjoy our delicious Lunch For Less menu.

    Served Wednesday – Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm (not available on Sundays).

    Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 4pm until Saturday, 14 March when it will once again revert to its open season hours (open daily, excluding some Fridays for private events, from 10am to 5pm).

    One course £10.50 | Two courses £14.00 | Three courses £17.50

  • Burghley Easter Egg Hunt


    Sunday 5th April

    The popular Burghley Easter Egg Hunt will once again be taking place in the Gardens of Surprise, from 11am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm). Follow the treasure hunt around the Gardens of Surprise and solve the riddle to claim your full size chocolate egg from the Easter Bunny. Parents are also asked to test their Easter knowledge to try and win a family Season Card. All entries will go in to the prize draw for a giant chocolate Easter Bunny.

    Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and is free to our Friends of Burghley and Garden of Surprise Season Card holders.

  • National Gardens Scheme


    Saturday 11th April - Sunday 12th April

    The Private South Gardens, with its nineteenth century yew hedges, offers wonderful views of both the Lion Bridge and South Front of Burghley. The South Gardens magnificent displays of narcissi and spring bulbs will be available to visit in aid of the National Gardens Scheme on Saturday, 11th to Sunday, 12th April, between 11am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm).

  • Burghley Fine Food Market


    Saturday 11th April - Sunday 12th April

    Come and meet around 30 local suppliers in a celebration of local produce with handmade cheeses, artisan breads, organic vegetables, luxury sweet treats and rare breed meats.

    The Courtyard. Open 10am to 4pm. Free admission.

    There are 4 markets being held during 2015:
    Spring: 11th & 12th April
    Mid-Summer: 20th & 21st June
    Summer: 30th & 31st August
    Christmas: 28th & 29th November

    For details of exhibiting please contact kara.lockyer@burghley.co.uk.

  • TVR Car Club - Season Opener


    Sunday 12th April

    Burghley Horse Power

    The TVR Car Club will be gathering in force at Burghley for their annual season opener. With a cross section of models, Club Shop and TVR related trade stands there will be plenty to see and do on Sunday, 12th April!

  • South Gardens open


    Saturday 14th March - Sunday 12th April

    The Private South Gardens offer magnificent seasonal displays of Narcissi and spring bulbs and give an injection of formality into 'Capability' Brown's sweeping vistas. Open from 11am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm). Admission included with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket or by donation.

    Join our Head Gardener, John Burrows, for a guided tour of the South Gardens at 3pm on Tuesday, 17th, Thursday, 19th and Tuesday, 24th March. Included with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket.

    The Private South Gardens will be open in aid of the National Gardens Scheme on Saturday, 11th and Sunday, 12th April, from 11am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm).

  • The Rat Race, Dirty Weekend


    Saturday 9th May

    Dirty Weekend is quite simply the World's Biggest Assault Course, followed by an Epic After-Party of Festival-Proportions. The run itself consists of 2 options: The Full Mucker (20 miles) and Half Mucker (13 miles) option for those who want most of the obstacles but who find the full distance a little much.

    Further details can be found on the Rat Race’s website – www.ratracedirtyweekend.com/#up

  • Living Heritage Game and Country Show


    Sunday 24th May - Monday 25th May

    The Burghley Game & Country Show returns at the end of May for a whole host of country attractions and entertainment. The Falconry Village includes a flying arena, indoor training arena, specialised trade stands, static displays, resident falconers plus guests, clubs and everything else you would expect to find at a falconry show. Equestrian demonstrations can be seen in the specialist arena. Other types of horse are used for competitions such as scurry racing and mounted games, which can be seen in the main arena.

    For tickets please contact Living Heritage on 01283 820548 or visit www.livingheritagecountryshows.co.uk

  • Status Quo at Burghley


    Saturday 6th June

    We are happy to welcome back Live Promotions to Burghley again this year after a successful collaboration for Jools Holland in 2013 and UB40 in 2014. This June will see rock and roll band Status Quo in concert on Saturday, 6th June. Rick Parfitt, Francis Rossi, Andy Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards and Leon Cave will be entertaining fans within our beautiful grounds with hits such as Rockin' All Over The World, Whatever You Want, and Maguerita Time.

    Tickets and more details about the show can be found at livepromotionsconcerts.co.uk/status-quo-burghley.

  • 80's Greatest Hits Show


    Sunday 7th June

    The nostalgic line-up for this years concert features Bananarama (Hits include Cruel Summer and Venus), Midge Ure (Lead singer of Ultravox, famous for Vienna), Toyah (It's A Mystery and I Want To Be Free), Odyssey (Use It Up and Wear It Out & Going Back To My Roots), and Curiosity Killed The Cat (Singles include Misfit and Down To Earth). Join us for a fabulous night of retro tunes and reliving the fantastic musical era of the 1980’s!

    Tickets and more details about the show can be found at livepromotionsconcerts.co.uk/80s-burghley.

  • Burghley Fine Food Market


    Saturday 20th June - Sunday 21st June

    Food markets with a difference! Come and meet around 30 local suppliers in a celebration of local produce with handmade cheeses, artisan breads, organic vegetables, luxury sweet treats and rare breed meats at one of our 4 seasonal Fine Food Markets.

    The Courtyard. Open 10am to 4pm. Free admission.

    There are still 3 markets to be held during 2015:
    Mid-Summer: 20th & 21st June
    Summer: 30th & 31st August
    Christmas: 28th & 29th November

    For details of exhibiting please contact kara.lockyer@burghley.co.uk.

  • Battle Proms Concert


    Saturday 4th July

    Join us for the 11th annual Battle Proms at Burghley House, one of the UK's premier picnic proms offering an evening of soul stirring classical music. Featuring a Spitfire display, cannons, cavalry and fireworks this is an unforgettable event and one you’ll want to return to year after year. Gates open at 4.30pm. Early bird tickets available until 31st March, Adults £33 and children (5-15 years) £17. For more information see www.battleproms.com

    More information on the event and details can be found on Battle Proms website – www.battleproms.com

  • Burghley Film Festival


    Wednesday 29th July - Sunday 2nd August

    The Burghley Film Festival returns this year with five days and nights of fabulous films alongside our best of British BBQ. Films are being confirmed at the moment and titles and tickets will be released shortly... all we can say is that this year's choices are pretty, cool and magical!

  • Burghley Fine Food Market


    Sunday 30th August - Monday 31st August

    Come and meet around 30 local suppliers in a celebration of local festive produce with handmade cheeses, artisan breads, organic vegetables, luxury sweet treats and rare breed meats.

    The Courtyard. Open 10am to 4pm. Free admission.

    There will be 2 more markets to be held in 2015:
    Summer: 30th & 31st August
    Christmas: 28th & 29th November

    For details of exhibiting please contact kara.lockyer@burghley.co.uk.

  • Burghley Film Festival


    Wednesday 29th July - Sunday 2nd August

    The Burghley Film Festival returns this year with five days and nights of fabulous films alongside our best of British BBQ. Films are being confirmed at the moment and titles and tickets will be released shortly... all we can say is that this year's choices are pretty, cool and magical!

  • Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials


    Thursday 3rd September - Sunday 6th September

    The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (Thursday, 3 to Sunday, 6 September 2015) is the premier equestrian and social event in the international sporting calendar and a focus for the best horses and riders in the world. The parkland of Burghley provides a perfect setting for the 4-Day Event competition and a stunning location for the popular shopping village of more than 600 exhibitors - tempting all ages and tastes. For more information visit www.burghley-horse.co.uk

    Please note:
    During the build up to the Burghley Horse Trials access to the House and Gardens via the park will be restricted. The House and Gardens will be closed for the duration of the Horse Trials.

  • Burghley Flower Festival


    Saturday 3rd October - Sunday 11th October

    Burghley Flower Festival will transform the magnificent State Rooms with beautiful floral displays created by local flower societies. Offering a new perspective on England's greatest Elizabethan House each room will inspire floral arrangements with societies taking their inspiration from this year's theme in addition to the painted ceilings and 17th Century art. Valid with a House and Gardens or House only ticket.

    Valid with a House and Garden or House only ticket. There is no extra charge for the Flower Festival. 3 – 11 October (not including Friday, 9 when the House is closed)

  • Living Heritage Craft, Food and Gift Fair


    Saturday 17th October - Sunday 18th October

    The ever popular Autumn Craft, Food and Gift Fair from Living Heritage events returns to Burghley for a weekend of craft and food shopping along with working demonstrations of traditional English crafts. From ceramics and jewellery to glass blowing and bee keeping, there is something for everyone as well as children's entertainments and the ever popular food hall.

    For tickets please contact Living Heritage on 01283 820548 or visit www.livingheritagecraftshows.co.uk

  • The Burghley Pumpkin Trail


    Saturday 17th October - Sunday 1st November

    During October why not come and join us for the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the Sculpture Garden. Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. Afterwards why not warm up in the Garden Cafe with a yummy hot chocolate or a cup of steaming soup? Open daily from 11am to 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm).

    Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and entry is free to our Friends of Burghley and Gardens of Surprise Season Card holders.

  • Spooky Tours


    Monday 19th October - Saturday 31st October

    Our popular sell-out Spooky Tours will be returning, with local ghostly expert Martin Tempest, from Monday, 19 to Saturday, 31 October. Tickets will go on sale later this year so watch this page or sign up to our e-newsletter for further updates!

  • Burghley House Christmas Fair


    Thursday 26th November - Sunday 29th November

    The Christmas Fair will offer a unique opportunity to find perfect gifts in the beautiful Elizabethan surrounding of the Chestnut Courtyard and Brewhouse. Wander amongst the stands and choose from exciting new products and indulge yourself, your family and friends with stunning fashions and accessories, dazzling jewellery from sparkly fashion to graceful diamonds, lustrous velvet and satin scarves and luxurious soaps and skincare. During the Christmas Fair our Christmas Shop will once again pop-up offering Christmas bargains. Free entry and free parking.

    For further information please contact the Rural Crafts Association on 01428 684494 or visit www.ruralcraftsassociation.co.uk.

  • Burghley Fine Food Market


    Saturday 28th November - Sunday 29th November

    Food markets with a difference! Come and meet around 30 local suppliers in a celebration of local produce with handmade cheeses, artisan breads, organic vegetables, luxury sweet treats and rare breed meats at one of our 4 seasonal Fine Food Markets.

    The Courtyard. Open 10am to 4pm. Free admission.

    The Fine Food Markets will be back in 2016 for Spring, Mid-Summer, Summer and Christmas.

    For details of exhibiting please contact kara.lockyer@burghley.co.uk.

  • The Burghley Pumpkin Trail


    Saturday 17th October - Sunday 1st November

    During October why not come and join us for the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the Sculpture Garden. Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. Afterwards why not warm up in the Garden Cafe with a yummy hot chocolate or a cup of steaming soup? Open daily from 11am to 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm).

    Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and entry is free to our Friends of Burghley and Gardens of Surprise Season Card holders.

  • House and Gardens re-open


    Saturday 14th March

    The House and Gardens re-open on Saturday, 14 March 2015, open daily (House closed Fridays) until Sunday, 1 November 2015, from 11am to 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm). This year's exhibitions, included in your House and Gardens ticket, will be 'The House at War', exploring Burghley's important role as a Red Cross Hospital during WWI and 'Oriental Porcelain', which brings to life fascinating objects picked up by the family over their more than 450 year history at Burghley.

    Open daily (House closed Fridays) from Saturday, 14th March to Sunday, 1st November 2015. The House and Gardens will be closed from Thursday, 3rd to Sunday, 6th September for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

  • Burghley Easter Egg Hunt


    Sunday 5th April

    The popular Burghley Easter Egg Hunt will once again be taking place in the Gardens of Surprise, from 11am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm). Follow the treasure hunt around the Gardens of Surprise and solve the riddle to claim your full size chocolate egg from the Easter Bunny. Parents are also asked to test their Easter knowledge to try and win a family Season Card. All entries will go in to the prize draw for a giant chocolate Easter Bunny.

    Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and is free to our Friends of Burghley and Garden of Surprise Season Card holders.

  • TVR Car Club - Season Opener


    Sunday 12th April

    Burghley Horse Power

    The TVR Car Club will be gathering in force at Burghley for their annual season opener. With a cross section of models, Club Shop and TVR related trade stands there will be plenty to see and do on Sunday, 12th April!

  • The Rat Race, Dirty Weekend


    Saturday 9th May

    Dirty Weekend is quite simply the World's Biggest Assault Course, followed by an Epic After-Party of Festival-Proportions. The run itself consists of 2 options: The Full Mucker (20 miles) and Half Mucker (13 miles) option for those who want most of the obstacles but who find the full distance a little much.

    Further details can be found on the Rat Race’s website – www.ratracedirtyweekend.com/#up

  • Status Quo at Burghley


    Saturday 6th June

    We are happy to welcome back Live Promotions to Burghley again this year after a successful collaboration for Jools Holland in 2013 and UB40 in 2014. This June will see rock and roll band Status Quo in concert on Saturday, 6th June. Rick Parfitt, Francis Rossi, Andy Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards and Leon Cave will be entertaining fans within our beautiful grounds with hits such as Rockin' All Over The World, Whatever You Want, and Maguerita Time.

    Tickets and more details about the show can be found at livepromotionsconcerts.co.uk/status-quo-burghley.

  • 80's Greatest Hits Show


    Sunday 7th June

    The nostalgic line-up for this years concert features Bananarama (Hits include Cruel Summer and Venus), Midge Ure (Lead singer of Ultravox, famous for Vienna), Toyah (It's A Mystery and I Want To Be Free), Odyssey (Use It Up and Wear It Out & Going Back To My Roots), and Curiosity Killed The Cat (Singles include Misfit and Down To Earth). Join us for a fabulous night of retro tunes and reliving the fantastic musical era of the 1980’s!

    Tickets and more details about the show can be found at livepromotionsconcerts.co.uk/80s-burghley.

  • Battle Proms Concert


    Saturday 4th July

    Join us for the 11th annual Battle Proms at Burghley House, one of the UK's premier picnic proms offering an evening of soul stirring classical music. Featuring a Spitfire display, cannons, cavalry and fireworks this is an unforgettable event and one you’ll want to return to year after year. Gates open at 4.30pm. Early bird tickets available until 31st March, Adults £33 and children (5-15 years) £17. For more information see www.battleproms.com

    More information on the event and details can be found on Battle Proms website – www.battleproms.com