Twilight at Burghley

Groups will again have the chance, this year, to explore Lincolnshire’s grand Burghley House at twilight this autumn, with the addition of the new Twilight Suppers.

This October, visitors will be able to experience Twilight at Burghley, a night out in stately surroundings complete with entertainment. 

And this year, groups are also invited to new ‘Twilight Suppers’, on selected dates in October.

Grand houses such as Burghley, on the edge of Stamford, were designed for entertaining, and since being built by William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I’s most trusted adviser, Burghley has hosted evenings of entertainment, from supper parties to balls.

This year’s Twilight event

Twilight at Burghley will take place between 3rd and 6th October, featuring a combination of music and lights; the house will be bathed in floodlights and the state rooms illuminated by candlelight. 

The event, which offers special group rates, begins with a glass of prosecco in the Old Kitchen followed by a self-guided walk through the candlelit State Rooms.

The Orangery Restaurant will also be open serving a set menu, and visitors can buy a range of gifts from the shop, open especially for the event.  

New for groups this year will be Twilight Suppers, featuring a two-course meal as well as entrance to Twilight at Burghley, with a welcome glass of prosecco. They’ll be available on 3rd and 4th October, for groups with a minimum of 15 people. With limited spaces, pre-booking is essential.

There will be more focus on music this year, including handbell ringers in the Old Kitchen, a traditional square piano being played in the chapel and a serenading choir, along with violin and harp music. 

Also new this year will be Elizabethan minstrel, Dante Ferrara, a multi-instrumentalist and singer, who specialises in music, song and entertainment of renaissance Europe. 

Because Burghley House closes at 5pm during the season, Twilight at Burghley offers an opportunity to see the stately home in a new perspective.

GTOs can call 01780 752451 for more booking details.

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