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Summer Fun at Burghley

Summer Fun at Burghley

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Published by: Mark Hibbert on May 29, 2012
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Fly the flag during a summer of celebrations atBurghley - with online booking making ticket buyingeven easier!
A summer of celebrations at England’s greatest Elizabethan house will offervisitors a chance to enjoy a Jubilee Jamboree, have a date with ‘Queen’ and join in a Great Olympic Party – with even more ways to buy tickets in 2012.In what is set to become England’s biggest summer for decades, Lincolnshire’sBurghley House is celebrating unique royal and sporting links with a season of family fun entertainment.And Burghley – regarded by many as England’s greatest example of anElizabethan house – has just launched a new-look website making it eveneasier to book tickets for all 2012 events.As well as offering perhaps the most scenic place to watch the Olympic Games,Burghley will be marking Diamond Jubilee year with a regally themed BattleProms music spectacular along with family fun Jubilee Jamboree – and paying atribute to Britain’s own musical monarch!For movie fans, there will also be special summer evening outdoor Big Screenpresentations of Hollywood blockbusters, with two movies boasting Burghleylinks. Just a few days before Burghley hosts The Queen herself at a private picnic forinvited guests as part of her UK Diamond Jubilee tour, the House grounds willbe the venue for a tribute to rock royalty – Freddie Mercury and Queen. Anopen air concert by
- one of the world’s most authentic tributes torock’s most flamboyant front man Freddie Mercury – will launch Burghley’ssummer spectacular on
Saturday 9th June 2012.
But there will be plenty more going on, both in the house and in the sweepinggrounds, for visitors who want to join in national celebrations. A
 Jubilee Jamboree (2
– 10
offers activities for youngsters at an ‘Alice in
Wonderland’ themed festival, boasting tea parties, sporting events and have-a-go fun, including painting your own teacups!For spectacular afternoon and evening entertainment, the annual
BattleProms at Burghley (7 July 2012)
boasts a special Diamond Jubilee GunSalute along with its usual mix of mounted cavalry, Spitfire aerial display, soul-stirring orchestral music and dazzling fireworks.As Olympic fever grips the nation, Burghley offers a unique take on Britain’ssporting year, including a venue to watch the Games – served up with a tastymenu of Great British Food!Hurdler David Cecil, Lord Burghley (1905-1981), was one of the golden athletesof his generation winning both Gold and Silver Olympic medals, as well ashelping bring the Olympics to London in 1948. As well as an Olympic exhibitionin The Brewhouse, Burghley’s sweeping parkland hosts
The Great OlympicGarden Party (28th July - 12th August)
.Burghley’s South Gardens will be the venue for a Big Screen, showing TVcoverage every day of the Games – and included for free with a normal houseand gardens ticket. Evening outdoor screenings will feature four film nights,launching on Saturday 28
July with iconic sports movie
Chariots of Fire
– apoignant choice, not only because of its Olympic theme, but also because theNigel Havers character, Lord Andrew Lindsay, was partly based on LordBurghley.It will be followed by three other movie screenings, on Wednesday 1
Augustby Keira Knightley’s
Pride & Prejudice
– which was partly filmed at Burghley -
The Full Monty
(rated 15) on Thursday 2
August and
Mamma Mia
on Friday3
August. To go along with the Great British entertainment, there will be some GreatBritish food too, with tasty treats from grilled Grasmere sausages andhomemade beef burgers to cheeses from Lincolnshire and Stilton. And nosummer would be complete without ice creams, strawberries and cream and,of course, delicious homemade cakes.Fittingly for Olympic and Jubilee year, visitors will also be able to quench theirthirst with a tall glass of Pimms or any beverage at the outdoor wine and

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