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Where to stay at Burghley Horse Trials

Anna Tyzack

19 August, 2008

Combine a weekend of world class sporting action with an overnight stay in Stamford, one of Lincolnshire's finest towns

By far the best way to enjoy Burghley Horse Trials is by combining it with a couple of nights in Stamford. Sir Walter Scott famously dubbed the town “the finest scene between London and Edinburgh,” and with its 600 listed buildings and six churches within one square mile, he wasn't exaggerating.

Needless to say finding accommodation over the Burghley weekend is no mean feat; popular places such as the George Hotel give regular visitors first choice on rooms making it difficult to get onto the accommodation ladder.

If at first you don't succeed add yourself to the waiting list – there is always a chance some Burghley regulars have other plans this year. It is also worth asking hotel receptionists and guest house owners if they have any other numbers you could try. Many families are willing to provide bed and breakfast accommodation during the Burghley weekend or know people on holiday who are willing to rent out their house.

But if after hours of calling you have hit a very sturdy brick wall do not be disheartened. There are two excellent campsites near Stamford and one at the horse trials itself.


The Garden House A sixteenth century coaching inn with 20 ensuite bathrooms, situated in an acre of mature walled gardens in the town centre. 

The George Popular with riders and their entourage, the George offers 47 bedrooms, two restaurants and two bars, in the centre of Stamford.


Aunby Cottage and the Granary A beautifully restored cottage and granary provide self-catering accommodation in either two separate or one whole unit. The cottage sleeps six and the granary sleeps eight and both feature wireless broadband, excellent kitchens and bathrooms, bbqs and stabling on request. (tel: 01778 590085)


Road End Farm Just a stone's throw from the A1 and 2.5 miles from Stamford, Road End provides good camping facilities and is situated near a good country pub in Great Casterton.

So who else uses self catering accommodation?


And who else will be at Burghley this year? Katie Price, aka Jordan, launching her new line in clothing