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Burghley Park will be partially closed from August 5 as preparations for Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials get underway

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

Event director, Elizabeth Inman, said: “Health and safety regulations unfortunately mean that we are required to close the central area of the Park to pedestrians and unauthorised vehicles for a limited period. We are hugely grateful for the understanding shown by local residents and visitors during the partial park closure.”

The trials runs from Thursday, September 5, to Sunday, September 8.

Burghley House.
Burghley House.

The restricted area will be clearly signposted at key points in the park from Monday, August 5, to Wednesday, September 4, (inclusive) and will then be re-applied from Monday, September 9, to Friday, September 20, (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 the Station Gates entrance on Barnack Road.

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading televised sporting events, attracting over 160,000 visitors in recent years and generating significant revenue for the local economy.

The box office is open until Monday, August 26, offering attractive prices to pre-purchase tickets in advance of the event. Please visit www.burghley-horse.co.uk

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