The Burghley Events Diary

20 Mar 2020

Please note that this event has been postponed to 16th October 2020 due to the current public health situation. All ticket holders will be emailed details of the new event.  If you need to contact us concerning your tickets please email burghley@burghley.co.uk Thank you for your understanding at this time.  William Cecil:  Renaissance, Reformation and […]

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4 Apr 2020 - 5 Apr 2020

Unfortunately due to the current public health situation, the Burghley Spring Fine Food Market which was due to be held on 4th and 5th April 2020 had to be cancelled. Although the cancellation of the Spring Fine Food Market comes as a disappointment to everyone involved and those planning to visit. For the first time […]

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4 Apr 2020 - 5 Apr 2020

Unfortunately due to the current public health situation this event has had to be cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your support at this difficult time.  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, […]

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4 Apr 2020 - 5 Apr 2020

Unfortunately due to the current public health situation this event has had to be cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your support at this difficult time.  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 […]

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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.

12 Apr 2020

Unfortunately due to the current public health situation this event has had to be cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your support at this difficult time.  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 […]

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24 Apr 2020

Please note that this event has been postponed until 4th November 2020, due to the current public health situation. All ticket holders will be emailed details of the new event.  If you need to contact us concerning your tickets please email burghley@burghley.co.uk Thank you for your understanding at this time.  Symbols, Secrets and Stonemasons: New […]

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9 May 2020

Due to the current public health situation this event has been postponed until 8th May 2021.  Please click here for the full statement from the organisers.  We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your support at this time.  Dirty Weekend is quite simply the World’s Biggest Assault Course, followed by an Epic After-Party […]

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For more information, please visit Rat Race Dirty Weekend 2020

14 May 2020

Unfortunately due to the current public health situation this event has had to be postponed. We are awaiting a rescheduled date. If you are a ticket holder you will be contacted directly regarding the rescheduled date. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your support at this difficult time.  Elizabeth, Leicester and the […]

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24 May 2020 - 25 May 2020

Unfortunately due to the current public health situation this event has had to be cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your support at this difficult time.  This large Country Fair features two main arenas presenting country sports & pursuits at their very best. Enjoy first class entertainment from some of the […]

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

30 May 2020

Please note that this event has been postponed (rescheduled date, yet to be confirmed) due to the current public health situation. We apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience caused. 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 […]

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3 Jun 2020 - 5 Jun 2020

Please note that this event has been postponed (rescheduled date, yet to be confirmed) due to the current public health situation. We apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience caused. This 54-hole championship is open to men aged 55 or over on the first day of the event and will be played on two courses, Luffenham […]

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10 Jun 2020

Please note that this event has been postponed until 10th June 2021, due to the current public health situation. All ticket holders will be emailed details of the new event.  If you need to contact us concerning your tickets please email burghley@burghley.co.uk Thank you for your understanding at this time.  Runaways. Fairies. Goblins. WATER PISTOLS!?! […]

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Gates will open at 17:30. The performance begins at 18:30 and will finish at approximately 20:00 (interval included). Please remember to bring your own seating. Enjoy the summer weather and the spectacular Rubbish Shakespeare performance!

 

There will be a dedicated schools only matinee performance held prior to the public evening performance. If your school would be interested in coming to the spectacular Rubbish Shakespeare performance, please contact our Education team on 01780 761996 or email education@burghley.co.uk. For more information, please see our Schools page.

11 Jun 2020

Please note that this event has been postponed until 18th March 2021, due to the current public health situation. All ticket holders will be emailed details of the new event.  If you need to contact us concerning your tickets please email burghley@burghley.co.uk Thank you for your understanding at this time.  The Tudors: Art, Architecture and […]

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19 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020

Unfortunately due to the current public health situation this event has had to be cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your support at this difficult time.  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 […]

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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.

3 Jul 2020

Lesley Smith as Queen Elizabeth I Lesley Smith’s lecture will take place in the Great Hall, with drinks in the Orangery from 6pm and the lecture from 7pm. With live music played by Elizabethan Minstrel Dante Ferrara. If you are a Friend of Burghley, please proceed to the Membership Portal to purchase your discounted ticket.

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11 Jul 2020

The 16th Annual Battle Proms Picnic Concert: A summer celebration with music, fireworks, Spitfire, cannons and cavalry! The Battle Proms at Burghley is held on an impressive elevated parkland position overlooking the grand Elizabethan architecture of the house – the perfect setting for an afternoon of sublime music and dramatic displays. A firmly established favourite […]

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1 Aug 2020

Please note that this event has been postponed until 31st July 2021, due to the current public health situation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. All ticket holders will be emailed individually  If you need to contact us concerning your tickets please email burghley@burghley.co.uk. We apologise for the disappointment and inconvenience caused. Thank you […]

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29 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2020

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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2 Sep 2020 - 6 Sep 2020

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (Wednesday 2nd September to Sunday 6th September 2020) 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 […]

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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.

11 Sep 2020

One Heart, One Way: The Life and Career of William Cecil, Baron of Burghley Stephen Alford’s lecture will take place in the Great Hall, with drinks in the Orangery from 6pm and the lecture from 7pm. William Cecil served continuously at the heart of Queen Elizabeth I’s government for a few months short of forty […]

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30 Sep 2020 - 3 Oct 2020

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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9 Oct 2020

Shakespeare’s World Suzannah Lipscomb’s lecture will take place in the Great Hall, with drinks in the Orangery from 6pm and the lecture from 7pm. On William Shakespeare’s death, Ben Jonson, paid the bard a compliment that continues to define our attitude to Shakespeare: ‘He was not of an age, but for all time’. Shakespeare’s talent […]

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17 Oct 2020 - 1 Nov 2020

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.

19 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020

Our popular Spooky Tours are returning, with local ghostly expert Martin Tempest, from Monday 19th to Saturday 31st October (excluding Sundays). 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 […]

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26 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020

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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Application Process

Before applying, please read through the Exhibitor Information 2020. If you would like to become an exhibitor for this year’s Christmas Fair, please download and complete the Burghley Christmas Fair Application Form. All completed application forms to be returned to kara.groves@burghley.co.uk no later than 6th March. The final exhibitor list will then be finalised, and all stall holders will be notified by the 20th March, to confirm if their application has been successful for the Burghley Christmas Fair 2020.