From pumpkin fun to spooky tours by torchlight, autumn is set to go with a real bump at England’s greatest Elizabethan house this year!
A blaze of golden leaves around the sweeping parkland provide the colourful backdrop to Lincolnshire’s Burghley House, where popular Spooky Tours and the Burghley Pumpkin Trail make a welcome return
From Monday 19 October – Saturday 31 October, Burghley’s Spooky Tours return, offering a chance to journey by flickering torchlight into the creepy cellars to explore the forbidding outbuildings and centuries old cloisters, unearthing Burghley’s secret history. The special tours take visitors around some of the less visited areas of Burghley to reveal their spooky stories with the help of local ghostly expert Martin Tempest. Places will be limited and are expected to sell-out fast, so the advice is to book early.
And once again the popular Burghley Pumpkin Trail is back for 2015 (Saturday 17 October – Sunday 1 November) offering a whole feast of pumpkin fun for families. Tread through the crispy autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat. Children will be encouraged to come in fancy dress while seasonal treats will also be in store in the Orangery restaurant, as well as the Garden Café. Open daily from 11am to 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm). Free with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket.
For more details about Burghley, visit www.burghley.co.uk or telephone 01780 752451.
Burghley House The House and Gardens are open until Sunday, 1 November 2015, daily (House closed on Fridays) from 11am until 5pm, with the last admission to either at 4.30pm. The House and Gardens will be closed Thursday, 3 until Sunday, 6 September 2015 for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. ■ Admission: House and The Gardens of Surprise – adults £13.50; children (3–15 years) £6.70; seniors/students £12; family (2 adults & 3 children) £38