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Burghley House and Garden of Surprises

Stately Homes and Gardens, Indoor and Outdoor
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Attraction Information

Enjoy the ambience of your own Elizabethan house and grounds at Burghley House and the Garden of Surprises.

The house itself is home to an amazing collection of fine art, set in stunning rooms full of history encased in beautiful architecture. Step outside to discover your very own Secret Garden. Hidden from view, the garden is full of magic with a mirrored maze, water features to refresh you on the warmest of days and plenty of picnic spots. 

There are swivelling Caesar busts keeping an eye, which are sure to delight inquisitive children! For those who really want to get their hands dirty there’s the Gruesomely Grubby Gardens tour. Spot sculptures and understand how they were made, solve puzzles and discover all the insects and animals that live deep down in the dirt of the garden.

A home and garden built for the grandest of imaginations!

  • Picnics in The Sculpture Garden only
  • No dogs or ball games
  • Chapel, old kitchen, billiards room and much more

Opening hours

19th March - 30th October

General Opening Times:
Everyday 10:30 - 16:00

Open daily (Closed on Fridays) 10:30 - 16:30 

Open daily 10:30 - 17:00

The Parkland:
Open daily 07:00 - 19:00 (or dusk if earlier)

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
House & Gardens Ticket
Adults (16+): £20.00
Children (3-15): £9.00
Gardens Only Ticket
Adults (16+): £13.50
Children (3-15): £8.00

Our tickets are also Annual Passes, which give you entry throughout the open season. Tickets are valid for a year from the day you select to visit.

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PE9 3JY,

Phone number

01780 752451


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