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Burghley’s Olympic year

Date Posted: 17/02/2012

Burghley House in Lincolnshire has a host of celebrations and special events lined up for groups visiting during Britain’s Olympic year, from outdoor movie screenings to an exhibition highlighting its Olympic connections.

Groups wishing to watch the Olympics in an alternative setting can join in Burghley’s Great Olympic Garden Party, held every day during the London Games. Burghley’s private South Gardens will host a big screen showing television coverage from 28th July to 11th August - included for free with a normal house and gardens ticket. Access to the screen will be available from 10am to 10pm, with special late night tickets after 6pm at a reduced rate.

Burghley was once home to an Olympic Gold Medal winner - David Cecil, Lord Burghley, who inherited the title of Marquess of Exeter from his father. One of the golden athletes of his generation, he achieved gold in the 400-metre hurdles at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, and silver in the 1931 Los Angeles Olympics 4x400-metre relay. Special exhibition, An Olympian at Burghley, will showcase memorabilia, including his running outfit, medals and information about his sporting career.

Group travel organisers can also arrange an excursion to one of Burghley’s four film nights, with outdoor screenings on the 28th July, and 1st to 3rd August. Group booking is essential.

For further group travel information telephone: 01780-752451 (ext. 171) or e-mail




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