Directions & Opening Times
House & Gardens Opening Times
The House and Gardens of Surprise
open 18th March 2017 to 29th October 2017
11am until 5pm
(last admission to either at 4.30pm)
(House closed on Fridays. Open on Good Friday)
The House is shown by freeflow self guided tour, with an optional daily guided tour at 3pm, subject to availability.
House and Gardens will be closed Thursday, 31st August until Sunday, 3rd September 2017 for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.
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.
The Orangery Restaurant , Garden Cafe/Garden Shop & Courtyard Shop
The Orangery Restaurant
Open daily 10am to 5pm during House Opening season from 18th March – 29th October 2017
The Courtyard Shop
Open daily 11am to 5pm during House Opening season from 18th March – 29th October 2017
The Garden Cafe and Garden Shop
Open daily from 11am to 5pm from Saturday 18th March 2017 – 29th October 2017
Burghley is 1 mile from Stamford and 20 minutes north of Peterborough on the A1.
Please note that from Monday 24th October the Barnack Road at the junction of High Street St Martins will be closed for 4 days. During this period access to the House will be via Water Street. Please follow the diversion signs. The diversion is very short and should not make more than a few minutes difference to your journey time.
From the South:
Take the Carpenters Lodge exit on the A1 signposted to Burghley House, turn left on to the B1081 towards Stamford.
Follow the road alongside the park wall and the impressive Bottle Lodges entrance gates down towards Stamford.
Turn right just past the Bull & Swan Pub and continue for 1 mile along the Barnack Road (B1443). You will see the Visitors Entrance on the right.
From the North:
Follow the A1 south past Doncaster and Grantham.
Approximately 30 minutes south of Grantham you will reach the Stamford junction labelled Carpenters Lodge and signposted to Burghley House.
Turn left towards Stamford.
Follow the road past the estate wall and the impressive Bottle Lodges entrance gates.
Just past the A43 on the left, turn right past the Bull & Swan Pub and continue for 1 mile along the Barnack Road (B1443). You will see the Visitors Entrance on the right.
Burghley’s nearest station is Stamford, approximately 1 mile from the entrance. This is either a pleasant 30 minute walk taking you through the park or a short taxi ride. Stamford is a cross country link from the mainline from London to Edinburgh via Peterborough. For more information please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk. There is also an hourly bus service run by Delaine which serves the outlying villages and links Peterborough to Stamford, for more information please visit www.delainebuses.com.
There are many different taxi companies available in Stamford, we suggest booking taxis in advance for journeys especially for collection from Burghley in the evening. A few of the companies contact details are listed below, but no company is associated or recommended by Burghley House.
Premier Cabs of Stamford 01780 757575
1st Choice Taxis 01780 752748
Silver Cabs of Stamford 01780 482800
Carlton Cabs 01780 755755