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Spooky Tours and Pumpkin Trail at Burghley House

↑ Burghley House Spooky Tours. Picture courtesy of Burghley House

Last year's sell-out Spooky Tours return! Prepare to be scared from Monday, 20 October until Saturday, 1 November (excluding Sundays) with spine chilling Spooky Tours

Journey down by flickering torchlight into the creepy cellars to explore the forbidding outbuildings and centuries old cloisters, unearthing Burghley’s secret history. Burghley’s Spooky Tours will take you around some of the less visited areas of Burghley to reveal their spooky histories with the help of local ghostly expert Martin Tempest.

Tours take place at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm, with the 6.30pm slot the family tour with more humour and spooky stories than horror, so more suitable for children (aged 7 and up). But the later the tour, the spookier the subjects – so bear that in mind when booking!

Places will once again be limited and are expected to sell out fast, so the advice is to book early. Check our website for tour availability and ticket prices.

And once again the popular Burghley Pumpkin Trail returns Saturday, 18 October – Sunday, 2 November.

Set in the grounds of England’s greatest Elizabethan house, there’s pumpkin fun in store for families this October. 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, and Garden Cafe. 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 or telephone 01780 752451.

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