Burghley Park

Burghley Park, Stamford: Hours, Address, Burghley Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Burghley Park
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Designed in 1754, these graceful serpentine gardens feature a gothic greenhouse, stables, and a picturesque summerhouse beside a scenic lake.
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happycaravaner52
Evesham, UK35 contributions
Couples
Lovely house to visit rooms well laid out and knowledgeable staff. Had a lovely lunch in the orangery restaurant before going to the garden of surprises and the sculpture garden, they were very interesting well worth the entrance fee. Would thoroughly recommend a visit here.
Written May 24, 2022
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,121 contributions
We've walked the parklands many times before but today we got tickets to visit the (normally closed) south private gardens. While it's not on the scale or grandeur of large NT houses, it was very pleasant to wander round the manicured lawns (cut by a robot mower!) and get a different view of the lake - who knew it was so large! Shame you can't walk right round the whole lake.

I expect it's a lovely place to rest privately during the summer when the sun is hot and the birds are flapping about on the water.

This part of the park is only open for 1 month of the year and is £14/pp to visit.
Written April 11, 2021
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Anniejw1610
Stamford, UK214 contributions
We love Burghley Park. It's wonderful that you can buy tickets which last for the whole year - then you only need to book a timeslot currently which is free.

The Garden of Surprises is a huge favourite with our two girls. Sadly the last time we visited (Sat 5th June) several of the features were out of order, but we still enjoyed a wander and a game of Nine Men's Morris.

The park is absolutely stunning. Social distancing is never a problem as the park is so large that everyone spreads out. I would happily book a timeslot and find a peaceful place to read a book of a morning or afternoon.

Refreshments are available at the Garden Cafe or the hut just outside the gardens. Lovely icecreams and reasonable pricing. Toilets are clean and there's a good one way system in place.
Written June 9, 2021
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Szipi
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Friends
Visited today hoping for a lovely walk and to see some deers. Facebook site stated that there is a county fair happening this weekend but parkland area is still accessible for a nice stroll or picnic. It is NOT! There are fences everywhere around the event, only those with a ticket can go through. The bridge is currently only accessible for those paying for the event!!! We walked all the way from the garden to the big entrance gate asking 6 different security guards along the way how we could access the parkland, none of them actually knew just said keep walking. So poorly organised! We decided to have our picnic on this side as we spent hours with trying to find a route. It's not too idillic with the car traffic, constant shooting and loud noises from the fair! Haven't spotted a single deer, they must be terrified of this big noise and shooting! Disappointing that Facebook page invited us to have a nice day on the parkland and noone was able to help us how we could access to it!!! We met other people searching for the access route, so it wasn't just us!
Written May 29, 2021
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helzie8
United Kingdom68 contributions
The park itself is good for a little walk with friends or a picnic on a nice day, not particularly big, there's the house and bottle lodges to see & it's always lovely to spot the deer. There is a charge to enter the gardens. There's plenty of free parking and a shop. We popped into the garden cafe , the coffee was good but £6 for a small slice of cake is far too expensive.
Written September 1, 2021
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Gaynor S
Solihull, UK470 contributions
There is a weird system, for traffic to access the grounds, which are open to everyone, free of charge, with plenty of picnic areas.
You need to pay, to go in to the main grounds.
There is a "surprise" garden, and I don't want to spoil the surprise, but it is superb, lots of fun items, based on water and mirrors besides plants, several laughs and lots of "ooh and arrh" comments!
Then there are the main large gardens, beautiful grounds with lots of sculptures, some very strange, some tiny, some difficult to spot, but all worth a look.
Think you need a minimum of an hour in each garden.
There is a cafe, [selling sandwiches, cakes and drinks], with indoor and outdoor eating areas, which is dog friendly, next to the gardens, also toilets. There is also a restaurant in the grounds of the house and more toilets.
Written September 3, 2021
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Bridstow
Peterborough, UK805 contributions
A great place for a walk or to simply relaxing the grounds of Burghley House all for free. You can pay an entry fee to visit the house or garden if you choose. There is a cafe near the entrance to the gardens and a restaurant inside the house that can be visited without paying for entry. You’ll also find a gift shop in the courtyard.

There is plentiful car parking including disability parking near the buildings.

It can get muddy in the car park and grounds when wet so remember your wellies.

Check out the website for details of opening hours of each of the above.
Written January 23, 2020
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Mike R
London, UK43 contributions
Burgley House is absolutely beautiful to look at. We didn't want to spend the money to have the tour as it looked a bit expensive for what it was. Although you can park and wander round the grounds for free you can tell they make their margin through the on-site food and beverages outlets - approaching £6 for a slice of cake or a bottle of beer. If we'd thought about it beforehand we would have brought a picnic like a number of other people but we visited more on a spur of the moment.
Written September 20, 2021
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cjtomato
Stamford, UK28 contributions
Burghley House and Gardens is a must-see attraction in Stamford. Situated just outside of the town city, it is easy to reach by car or on foot. The site offers two immaculate manicured gardens and entry to the house itself for an additional cost. However it is also possible to sit on the lawns, view the house and perhaps even have a picnic for no cost at all. Well worth a visit on any trip to Stamford!!
Written August 9, 2020
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Peter T
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Great to park for free. Thank you. Great walks, beautiful views, very well maintained grounds. Called in to the Garden Cafe for coffee and a snack. Please, please train the staff. Disinterested, disengaged, uninterested, not knowledgeable, not helpful ... we walked away. Next time, we take a picnic - recommend all visitors do the same.
Written March 28, 2022
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