Burghley House

New for 2017 will be the chance to experience Burghley by Twilight, a light projection display that will take place at night.

The event will occur next October and will be the first year that Burghley House has offered the display.

The full details for Burghley by Twilight, along with details of the estate’s 2017 line-up of events, are to be announced in the New Year.

Burghley House is an Elizabethan house in Lincolnshire, set on the edge of the Georgian town of Stamford.

The estate was built between 1555 and 1587 for Queen Elizabeth’s trusted adviser and secret intelligence chief William Cecil, the first Lord Burghley.

Group visits to Burghley House

Burghley offers groups the opportunity to experience the Cecil family home in the heart of the 13,000 acre working Lincolnshire estate.

Groups can explore the historical collections of paintings, ceramics and works of art, many of which are in their original places from 1688.

Visitors can enjoy both guided and self-guided tours of Burghley, including the 18 State Rooms and the parkland that surrounds the estate.

The gardens and parkland were largely designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century and include the Garden of Surprises which is based on Willian Cecil’s lost tricks garden at his Hertfordshire home.

Visitors to the garden can expect to see 32 different water features and a mirror maze. The Contemporary Sculpture Garden can also be visited on a trip to Burghley House.

Groups can indulge in a light snack or lunch in the Orangey Restaurant, which offers homemade food.

Coach drivers get free entry and complimentary catering.

Burghley is open between March and October and offers combined tickets giving access to the house and its two gardens.

For more information visit www.burghley.co.uk.