Directions & Opening Times

House & Gardens Opening Times

The House and Gardens

The House and Gardens are open daily (House closed on Fridays)

Opening Hours

Open from 11am – 5pm (last admission 4:30pm) until 3rd November 2019

The House and Gardens will be closed from 5 – 8 September for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

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

The Parkland

Opening Hours

The Parkland remains open daily from 8am to 6pm or dusk if earlier.

Partial Park Closures – Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

During the build up and following the Burghley Horse Trials access to the House and Gardens via the park will be restricted. The restricted area will be clearly signposted at key points in the Park. The (inclusive) dates are:
5 August – 4 September 2019 (Set-up)
9 – 20 September 2019 (Breakdown)

Access to Burghley House and Gardens remains unaffected via the main Pilsgate Lodge entrance on Barnack Road. Access to the Lower Park remains open and unaffected up to the cattle grid via the Station Gates entrance on Barnack Road.

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

Opening Hours

The Orangery Restaurant is open daily from 10am – 5pm.

The Orangery may occasionally be closed for private functions – upcoming closure dates will be listed below. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Orangery will be closed on:
23 August (closed from 3pm onwards)
27 September
1 November

(further dates listed on our Orangery page).

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.

The Courtyard Shop

Opening Hours

The Courtyard Shop is open daily, 11am – 5pm, until 3 November 2019.

The Garden Cafe and Garden Shop

Opening Hours

The Garden Shop and Garden Safe are open daily, 11am – 5pm, until 3 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