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Burghley House and Gardens

Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors.

Visitor facilities include the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer.

History can come alive in a single trip whether it is to enjoy a guided tour, take a dog for a walk in the park, take the children to paddle, see the teddy bear’s picnic in the gardens of surprise or take time over lunch in the Orangery.

Who to contact

Contact Name
House Office
01780 752451
Burghley House

Where to go

Burghley House
Burghley Park
South Kesteven

Time / Date Details

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 11:00 17:00
Tuesday 11:00 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 17:00
Thursday 11:00 17:00
Friday 11:00- Gardens Only 17:00- Gardens Only
Saturday 11:00 17:00
Thursday 11:00 17:00
Thursday 11:00 17:00

Other Details


Specific age range
All ages

Inclusion Information

Premise Accessibility

Has Provision
stair lifts making the house accessible and disabled facilities on site.

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
for information on dietry requirement matters, please contact the orangery restaurant on 01780 761989 or at
Local Offer

Local Offer


Burghley aims to be as accessible as possible to all within the confines of a Grade One listed building. Disabled parking is available close to the house entrance and there are disabled toilet facilities.

All of 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. We also have movable ramps for use in other areas of the property. Burghley is an historic property and there are occasional steps. If you are part of a group of disabled visitors, or have other needs please do call in advance so we can make arrangements for you.

Registered guide dogs are allowed in the house, as are manual wheelchairs.

Unfortunately due to the nature of the access it is not possible to take mechanised wheelchairs into the house. The garden of surprises is completely accessible as is the brewhouse visitor entrance and interpretation centre. The sculpture garden has mown grass paths which are accessible in good weather. The park has tarmac paths and roads.

Please contact the house for any specific accessability enquiries.

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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