Directions & Opening Times

House & Gardens Opening Times

The House and Gardens of Surprise

The House and Gardens are now closed.

They will re-open on Saturday 16th of March 2019 until 3rd November 2019.

The House is shown by freeflow self guided tour, with an optional daily guided tour at 3pm, subject to availability.

The Parkland

The Parkland remains open daily from 8am to 6pm or dusk if earlier.
The Park is closed on 11th & 25th of Feb for essential deer management

Parking and admission to the Parkland is free of charge, and dogs are allowed when kept on a lead.


The Orangery Restaurant, Courtyard Shop, Garden Cafe & Garden Shop

The Orangery Restaurant

Winter Opening Hours

The Orangery Restaurant is open from Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Breakfast is served from 10am to 12pm, Lunch from 12pm to 2.30pm and Afternoon Tea from 2:30pm to 3.30pm.

Enjoy Lunch for Less at The Orangery until 3rd of March!

Choose some scrumptious new dishes from our daily specials menu on display in the restaurant.

Just £12.00 for One course, Two Courses for £16.50, and a sumptuous Three Courses for £20.50. Bookings welcome for groups of 8 or more. Lunch is served between 12pm – 2:30pm, Wednesday to Saturday.

So, why not plan a visit – meet up with family or friends, and enjoy a fabulous lunch in lovely surroundings. What a great start to the New Year.

The Orangery may occasionally be closed for private functions – relevant dates will be listed below.

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.
Please contact 01780 761989 or email to make your booking.

When the House and Gardens re-open on Saturday 16th March 2019, the Orangery will be open daily from 10am to 5pm for the rest of the 2019 season.

The Courtyard Shop

Winter Opening Hours

The Courtyard Shop is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-4pm.

(When the House and Gardens re-open on Saturday 16th March 2019, the shop will once again be open daily, 11am to 5pm.)

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.

Public Transport

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 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

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