Burghley House has been home to the Cecil family for over sixteen generations and is one of the largest and grandest surviving houses of the sixteenth century. The building period of the house extended over a period of 32 years 1555 to 1587. In 1754 the 9th Earl employed Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown to modernise the gardens and surrounding parkland as well as aspects of the house itself. Brown levelled the roofline elevation of the south front, constructed extensive stables, a fashionable Orangery and a Gothic garden summerhouse. He also demolished the single storey north-west wing to open up the north courtyard and to give views of the newly planted parkland. Within the main part of the house there are 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors with more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas on other floors, not all are open to the public.
Once you have fully explored the house, you can make your way to the grounds for a glorious “Last Night of the Proms” picnic style concert featuring a full piece orchestra playing popular classics including the traditional flag-waving favourites such as Rule Britannia, 1812 Overture, Jerusalem and Land of Hope & Glory. To finish the evening off there will be a stunning show of pyrotechnics and aerial displays whilst the orchestra performs rousing music such as Holst’s Jupiter. The music is guaranteed to make you wave your flag, sign out loud and even waltz under the stars!
You are guaranteed an evening of superb popular classics alongside all the traditional flag-waving favourites associated with the "Last Night of the Proms", such as Rule Britannia, 1812 Overture, Jerusalem and Land of Hope & Glory.
You will need to book your concert and entrance tickets prior to visiting your chosen stately home. Please note, the entrance is on the day of the proms only and is self-guided.
When you have booked your chosen venue, tickets for the proms and your stately home visit will be emailed to you to print at home.
For safety reasons, please note barbecues, garden flares and pets are not permitted at the concert. Air displays are subject to weather conditions. Most people bring a picnic although some public catering is available. There is no seating at these concerts so please bring along rugs or garden chairs. The use of recording equipment is prohibited and please allow sufficient time to park your car as no vehicles are allowed on the concert area. The concert car park opens at 2:00pm and gates to the concert arena open at 4:00pm or 4:30pm approx
This experience is available at Burghley House, on the 8th July 2023.
You can spend most of the day at your chosen venue, concert gates open at approximately 4pm.
There will be anywhere between 5,000 to 10,000 people attending the concert.
You're welcome to bring friends and family on the day, however they will need to pay for their entrance to both the stately home and the proms.
Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
We advise that you have general fitness as there may be some walking involved.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.