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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.

Special May opening at Boughton House

14th May, 2018

Northamptonshire’s Boughton House will stage a rare public opening later this month, where visitors can enjoy the highlights of the renowned Buccleuch Art Collection at their own pace. Following the success of the Estate’s Easter opening, visitors are being invited to once again build their own bespoke journeys through the House known as the English […]

A celebration of memory at Boughton House

1st May, 2018

An exhibition celebrating historic and significant memories of Boughton House and those who lived there will open this summer. The MEMORY exhibition is inspired by the fabled collections of the Dukes of Buccleuch, the centuries of family heritage, with music as a guiding thread. Boughton played a significant role in WW2 when it was heavily […]

Easter at Boughton House

14th March, 2018

Visitors to Northamptonshire’s Boughton House this Easter weekend can linger for longer over the treasures of The Buccleuch Art Collection. The home of the Duke of Buccleuch is gearing up for a very special spring opening when visitors can build their own bespoke journey through the House, known as the “English Versailles”. From 31st March […]

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 […]