- Stately Homes and Gardens
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
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
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
The House & Gardens of Surprises
18th March - 29th October 2017: Monday to Sunday* 11:00 - 17:00
The Parkland: Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 18:00 (or dusk if earlier)
*The House is closed on Fridays
General Admission (House & Gardens)
Adults (16+): £18.00
Kids (3-15): £9.00
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £52.00
Free admission to Parkland
30 minutes before attraction closes
Dogs are welcome only in the park. Assistance/guide dogs only in house and gardens.
The state rooms and the Orangery restaurant are on the first floor and are accessible via two chair lifts. These lifts do not take a wheelchair and you will need to transfer onto and off the lift. There are occasional steps in Burghley. It is not possible to take mechanised wheelchairs into the house, but manual wheelchairs are welcomed.