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News from Boughton

Have you heard what’s happening on the Estate? Here’s where we share the latest news and details of forthcoming events that you might like.

Boughton on screen in BBC series

16th October, 2017

Boughton House has made a brief but significant appearance in the new series of BBC Four’s Britain’s Lost Masterpieces. The episode, entitled Carmarthenshire, aired on 11 October and explored the origins of two portraits of the Earl and Countess of Carbery at the Carmarthenshire County Museum, possibly by the great Sir Peter Lely. Presented by […]

Boughton launches Britain’s Best Surprise tourism campaign

18th April, 2017

Boughton House played host to the official launch of Northamptonshire’s biggest event tourism campaign. Devised by James Lowther, former creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi, Britain’s Best Surprise celebrates everything the county has to offer locals and visitors alike – including beautiful Boughton House, the home of the Duke of Buccleuch. Guests were welcomed by […]

Boughton House Open for Easter

24th March, 2017

Boughton House – the iconic Northamptonshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch – is set for its first public opening of the year over Easter weekend. The House and Gardens at the stately home will open from 15-17 April, enabling visitors to enjoy the highlights of the Estate known as the English Versailles. Charles Lister, […]

Handel at Boughton

10th June, 2016

This August, Northamptonshire’s Boughton House will be home to a specially curated exhibition exploring seminal moments in the life of composer George Frideric Handel. Guests to the Estate, home to the Duke of Buccleuch, will be in for a treat during this year’s annual August opening, with all ticket holders gaining free access to Handel […]

Literary links at Boughton House

19th April, 2016

In the year of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, Northamptonshire’s Boughton House is celebrating literature with a special summer events schedule. Boughton is home to the Duke of Buccleuch, a descendant of Shakespeare’s patron, the Third Earl of Southampton. The Bard’s poems Venus and Adonis and the Rape of Lucrece are dedicated to the Earl. Today, Boughton […]

New this spring at Boughton House

4th March, 2016

Boughton House is launching two new guided tours for spring, showcasing the spectacular highlights of the house known as the English Versailles. Visitors to the Estate’s annual Easter opening will be the first to experience the new official Great Hall Tour, part of a brand new offering for 2016. The tour takes visitors on an […]

Christmas event at Boughton House

30th November, 2015

Northamptonshire’s Boughton House is gearing up for its annual Christmas event in December. The Estate, home to the Duke of Buccleuch, will be helping visitors craft their perfect Christmas, offering everything from real Christmas trees to homemade Christmas cakes. For the first time, residents can trace the heritage of their sustainably harvested Traditional Needlefast Nordmann […]

Summer season at Boughton House

27th July, 2015

Northamptonshire’s Boughton House is gearing up for a grand public opening in August. The Estate, home to the Duke of Buccleuch, will celebrate a summer of culture with tours of the house and gardens, a special exhibition and film screenings in the beautiful grounds under the stars. Known as the ‘English Versailles’, Boughton will mark […]

Huguenots Summer

8th July, 2015

A significant collection of Huguenot artwork and craftsmanship will go on display in Northamptonshire on the 300th anniversary of the death of the group’s persecutor, Louis XIV of France. Boughton House, known as the English Versailles, will host a summer exhibition of works by Huguenot migrants to Britain, three centuries on from the death of […]

Easter at Boughton House

30th March, 2015

Northamptonshire’s Boughton House is gearing up for a Bank Holiday opening this Easter weekend. The seasonal opening at the home to the Duke of Buccleuch will offer visitors the chance to witness the spring flowering of the private gardens and enjoy an intimate tour of the House known as the English Versailles. Charles Lister, property […]