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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 • 9:47 am

Partial Closure of Burghley Park from Monday 31st July – Friday 15th September

BURGHLEY Park is to be partially closed to all pedestrians and unauthorised vehicles in the weeks leading up to September’s Burghley Horse Trials, to ensure public safety during the site build and breakdown periods for this world-renowned event.


Event Director, Elizabeth Inman, whilst reminding local residents and visitors of this annual requirement pre-& post Event said: “once again we wish to thank the local community for their understanding and support.  As the Event has grown to one of the largest of its kind, infrastructure demands have increased resulting in H&S requirements to close the central area of the Park to pedestrians and unauthorised vehicles from Monday 31 July to Wednesday 30 August when the Event starts officially.”


The restricted area will be clearly signposted at key points in the Park to cover the period 31 July – 30 August and will then be re-applied from Monday 4 September to Friday 15 September (inclusive) to cover the breakdown of the Event.


Access to Burghley House and Gardens remains unaffected via the main Pilsgate Lodge entrance on Barnack Road.


Access to the Lower Park remains open and unaffected up to the cattle grid via Station Gates entrance on Barnack Road.


This world famous televised event attracted over 150,000 visitors last year, who flocked to watch a top class field of Olympic equestrian athletes compete for a prize pot of over £250,000. The event is also renowned for its shopping and an eclectic mix of carefully chosen retailers provide the perfect opportunity for early Christmas shopping. The Horse Trials continues to rank in the UK’s Top 10 Sporting Events* and generates significant revenue for the local economy.

The Box Office is open until 21st August offering attractive prices to buy tickets before you visit the event. Please visit