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Back with a brand new route for 2016, this October sees the return of popular behind-the-scenes torch lit tours of England’s greatest Elizabethan house – and tickets go on sale this week.

From October 17 –  October 31, Burghley’s Spooky Tours will once again offer 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.

Often an early sell-out, the special tours take visitors around some of the less visited areas of Burghley, on the edge of the Georgian stone town of Stamford in Lincolnshire.


Led by local ghostly expert Martin Tempest, the tours will reveal Burghley’s spooky stories across the centuries – and for 2016 there is a new route, bringing extra scares to the 50-minute trails.

Tours take place at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm daily (excluding Sundays) and are designed to be scary, but fun – and although not recommended for children under 11, Burghley leave it up to parents to decide!

For a taste of what’s on offer, check out the new video on Burghley’s website.

Places are limited and usually sell-out fast, so the advice is to book early.

Tickets: £15 each


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