Festive fun at Burghley House

Christmas has arrived at Burghley House EMN-151117-142200001

Christmas has arrived at Burghley House EMN-151117-142200001

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Christmas will once again be a sparkling affair this year at Burghley House, featuring a free craft fair, pop-up seasonal shopping and a feast of festive food.

Dressed for the occasion, Stamford’s Burghley House will sparkle with Christmas decorations, while the annual craft fair returns to the house, adding to the festive feel around the historic cobbled courtyards with the Elizabethan home as the spectacular backdrop.

Nestling within the Brewhouse and courtyard, close to Burghley’s Orangery restaurant and shops, Burghley House Christmas Fair, taking place from Thursday, November 26 until Sunday, November 29, will offer a festive opportunity to find perfect gifts in the beautiful Elizabethan surroundings.

With free entry and free parking, stands will include fashions and accessories, jewellery, satin scarves and luxurious soaps and skincare. During the Christmas Fair, Burghley’s popular pop-up Christmas Shop will also once again be offering even more opportunities to bag a festive bargain and stays open until December 20.

The cobbled courtyard at Burghley will also provide the setting for the free admission, Burghley Christmas Fine Food Market on Saturday and Sunday next week, from 10am to 4pm - a celebration of local produce. Meet around 30 local suppliers featuring handmade cheeses, artisan breads, organic vegetables, luxury sweet treats and rare breed meats with some extra special seasonal produce always on hand for this Christmas event.

For a chance to warm up with some seasonal food and drink, Burghley’s ever-popular Orangery Restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday during the winter and offers its autumn and festive menus, including a popular Christmas afternoon tea.

And while the house may be closed for Winter, Burghley’s parkland, with its resident herd of deer, remains open with free entry right through the year - perfect for winter walks or a chance to blow away the Christmas cobwebs.

For full details, opening times and to book tickets, see www.burghley.co.uk