The Burghley Events Diary

16 Jan 2019 - 15 Mar 2019

The Orangery Restaurant is open Wednesday – Sunday (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) 10am-4pm. Breakfast is served from 10am to 12pm, Lunch from 12pm to 2.30pm and Afternoon Tea from 2:30pm to 3.30pm. The Orangery closes at 4pm. Groups of 6 or more guests will need to book in advance to avoid disappointment. For groups of less […]

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1 Feb 2019 - 15 Mar 2019

Shopping in a relaxed environment. The Courtyard Shop, situated within Chestnut Courtyard, offers an extensive range of fine foods and chocolate, lifestyle goods and accessories as well as jewellery, gifts and more. There’s something for everyone, with some even inspired by Burghley. We also offer an extensive range of books which include titles on the […]

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Parking is free and there are no admission charges to the Courtyard Shop or the Orangery.

16 Mar 2019

The House and Gardens re-open on Saturday, 16 March 2019, open daily (House closed Fridays) until Sunday, 3 November 2019, from 11am to 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm). This year’s exhibition, included in your House and Gardens ticket, will be ‘Treasures of the East’, which brings to life fascinating objects used and obtained by our […]

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Open daily (House closed Fridays) from Saturday 16th March to Sunday 3rd November 2019. The House and Gardens will be closed from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th September for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

16 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

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 annual pass or by donation. (Suggested donation £5) Head Gardener Joe […]

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The Private South Gardens will be open in aid of the Evergreen Care Trust.

Annual pass tickets will be accepted for entry into the South Gardens.

6 Apr 2019 - 7 Apr 2019

The Private South Gardens, with its nineteenth century yew hedges, and recently restored fountains, 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 6th to Sunday 7th […]

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Admission to the South Gardens will be by donation to the National Gardens Scheme. Admission will be free for those with House and Gardens tickets, Annual Passes and Friends of Burghley.

6 Apr 2019 - 7 Apr 2019

Come and meet a large range of local suppliers in a celebration of local produce with handmade cheeses, organic vegetables, luxury sweet treats and rare breed meats. The market takes place in The Courtyard. Open 10am to 4pm. Free admission and free parking. The full list of exhibitors and their food, will be available here […]

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6 Apr 2019 - 7 Apr 2019

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!

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8 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019

Join us daily at 10am (excluding Fridays and Sundays) for a guided tour with a difference during the April half-term holiday. Be guided around by our costumed guides and find out all the grizzly gruesome and horrible history associated with Burghley and the people who have lived here. Your ticket will then give you access to […]

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8 Apr 2019 - 18 Apr 2019

Join us this springtime for our drop-in Easter Craft workshops and enjoy crafting some arty creations. Perfect for Easter half-term! In week 1 we’ll be making cute Easter Finger Puppets, and in week 2 fun Easter Headbands. The workshops take place in the Sculpture Garden Classroom from 12pm to 4pm, from Monday 8th – Friday […]

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Admission is free for Friends of Burghley and Annual Pass Holders, please check in with the garden kiosks on arrival.

21 Apr 2019

The popular Burghley Easter Treasure 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 […]

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Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket and is free to our Friends of Burghley.

Please note that Annual Pass tickets will not be accepted for admission on this event day unless they are purchased on the day of the event or online e-tickets being used for the first time.

HHA membership is not valid for free entry on this day.

11 May 2019

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.

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For more information, please visit Rat Race Dirty Weekend 2019

26 May 2019 - 27 May 2019

A large Country Fair with four main arenas presenting country sports & pursuits at their very best. Try out lots of country sports Clayshoot, Airguns, Archery, Fishing and a large selection of dog events. Enjoy all the other show features, the Craft Village, Food Show with chef demonstrations, Falconry, Vintage Vehicles, or relax in the […]

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

28 May 2019 - 31 May 2019

Join us in the Sculpture Garden Classroom this half term and have creative fun with arts and crafts! Aimed at 5-10 year olds (or younger with adult assistance!) these craft activities are fun drop in workshops as a free addition to your day at Burghley. The workshops run from 12pm to 4pm, from Tuesday 28th […]

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Admission is free for Friends of Burghley and Annual Pass Holders, please check in with the garden kiosks on arrival.

1 Jun 2019 - 2 Jun 2019

Join thousands of women all over the UK as they take part in Cancer Research’s Race for Life to raise money so we can beat cancer sooner. 5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. You can take part however you like and choose to run, jog or […]

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8 Jun 2019

Billy Ocean is the biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced, one who has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime to date. His many hits include Love Really Hurts Without You, Love on Delivery, Stop Me, Red Light Spells Danger, and the million selling American number one single Caribbean Queen (for which […]

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For any specific enquiries about the event that are not covered in the FAQs above, please contact Live Promotions on 01775 768661

21 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

The highlight of the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club year is the Annual Rally and Concours, taking place this year at Burghley.  This is the largest Rolls-Royce and Bentley gathering anywhere in the world and makes a spectacular sight. The whole event spans a weekend, with trade and other stands, an auction of cars and automobilia, […]

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Please note that the House and Gardens are open as usual. Please follow our normal house opening signs to enter our main car park where parking is free if you wish to visit the house, gardens or parkland. If you wish to take part in the rally, please follow the RREC signage.

20 Jul 2019

A summer celebration with music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry & fireworks Pack up the hampers and champers for the 15th annual Burghley House Battle Proms! A firmly established favourite in the local calendar, the Battle Proms is attended by thousands of loyal fans every year and concert-goers are treated to an extraordinary afternoon and evening of unique entertainment […]

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For more information on the event visit the Battle Proms website – www.battleproms.com

24 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019

The Burghley Film Festival returns this year with five days and nights of fabulous films alongside our new style film festival food, including American classics served from our airstream trailer. More information and online ticket booking will be available here in advance of the event.

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5 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019

Join us for our drop-in summer craft workshops in the Sculpture Garden Classroom from 12pm to 4pm, 5th to 30th August, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holiday Monday). Admission is free with a House & Gardens or Gardens only ticket, or Annual Pass. Check this page again closer to the time of the workshops for […]

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Admission is free for Friends of Burghley and Annual Pass Holders, please check in with the garden kiosks on arrival.

24 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019

Food markets with a difference! Come and meet a large range of local suppliers in a celebration of local produce with handmade cheeses, organic vegetables, luxury sweet treats and rare breed meats at one of our seasonal Fine Food Markets. The market takes place in The Courtyard. Open 10am to 4pm. Free admission and free […]

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5 Sep 2019 - 8 Sep 2019

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (Thursday 5th to Sunday, 8th September 2019) 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 […]

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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.

2 Oct 2019 - 5 Oct 2019

Great houses like Burghley were built for entertaining and are often at their best just after the main visitors have left and the twilight seeps in through the windows which combined with the soft lighting of the artworks evokes the feeling of travelling back in time to when the House would have seen endless evenings […]

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16 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019

Our popular Spooky Tours are returning, with local ghostly expert Martin Tempest, from Wednesday 16th to Thursday 31st October. The tours are designed to be scary but fun. Although not recommended for children under 11, we leave it up to parents to decide as you know your children best! The tour takes place in the […]

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19 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019

During October why not come and join us for the Burghley Halloween Trail around the Sculpture Garden. Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden spooks to receive a treat. Admission is included with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket. Annual Pass holders and Friends of Burghley also get free admission. […]

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Admittance is free of charge with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket, Friends of Burghley or Annual Pass.

21 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019

Join the education team in our drop-in workshops this Halloween half term holiday! We’ll be using fun and creative crafts to making some seasonally spooky stuff! The workshops runs from 21st – 25th October, 12pm to 4pm. Entry is free with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket. Admission is also free for Friends […]

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28 Nov 2019 - 1 Dec 2019

Our biggest ever Christmas Fair, with the special Angel Fair, will offer a unique opportunity to find perfect gifts in the beautiful Elizabethan surrounding of the Chestnut Courtyard and Brewhouse. Wander amongst the chalets, heated marquees and Fine Food Market and enjoy the perfect Christmas shopping opportunity in the festive surroundings of Burghley. The Fair […]

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