Directions & Opening Times
House & Gardens Opening Times
The House and Gardens of Surprise
The House and Gardens are now closed.
The House is shown by freeflow self guided tour, with an optional daily guided tour at 3pm, subject to availability.
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
Winter Opening Hours
The Orangery Restaurant is open from Wednesday 31st October to Sunday 23rd December.
The Orangery is closed for private functions on the following dates:
The Orangery will be serving Christmas Lunch and Afternoon Tea over the Christmas season, perfect for both large parties and smaller groups. After the Christmas break, the restaurant will re-open on the 16th of January 2019.
Groups of 6 or more guests will need to book in advance to avoid disappointment. For groups of less than 6 people, booking is not necessary, simply turn up on the day and order as normal.
Bookings during the Burghley Christmas Fair
Please note that the Orangery will not be taking bookings for tables during the Burghley Christmas Fair (Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th December). Guests are welcome to find a table but there may be extended waiting times due to higher visitor numbers.
After the Christmas break, the restaurant will re-open Wednesday – Sunday from the 16th of January 2019 until the 15th of March. The Orangery will be open daily from 10am to 5pm as usual when the House and Gardens re-open on Saturday 16th March 2019.
The Courtyard Shop
Winter Opening Hours
The Courtyard Shop is open from 31st October to Sunday 23rd December, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
After the Christmas break, the shop will re-open Wednesday – Sunday, on the 1st of February 2019.
The shop will once again be open daily, 11am to 5pm, when the House and Gardens re-open on Saturday 16th March 2019.
There is also a special Christmas Shop in the Brewhouse.
The Garden Cafe and Garden Shop
Now closed for the winter, re-opening on Saturday 16th March 2019 – 3rd November 2019
Burghley is 1 mile from Stamford and 20 minutes north of Peterborough on the A1.
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