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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.

Fire tapestry to ignite interest this Easter

11th April, 2019

Visitors to Boughton House this Easter will be the first to view its newly restored Fire tapestry. The Northamptonshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch is gearing up for its first public opening of the year over the Bank Holiday weekend (20th – 22nd April), with one of its celebrated Mortlake works tapestries returning to […]

Festival of snowdrops comes to Boughton House

18th February, 2019

The fourth annual Snowdrop Festival will be celebrated at Northamptonshire’s Boughton House later this month. The Gardens at the stunning stately home will open to the public for the first time this year on Sunday 24th February in conjunction with the National Garden Scheme’s seasonal festival. For one day only, visitors can enjoy the first […]

Boughton to mark National Gardens Scheme this October

8th October, 2018

Garden lovers have one final opportunity to enjoy the celebrated green spaces at Boughton Estate before the year is out. Home to the Duke of Buccleuch, the Estate will open its garden gates on Sunday 21st October in conjunction with the National Gardens Scheme, with a portion of the ticket proceeds being donated to charity. […]

Budding restoration work at Boughton House

23rd August, 2018

A grand avenue on Northamptonshire’s historic Boughton Estate will soon be restored to its 18th century splendour. Works will begin this winter to instate 100 native ‘Hatfield Tall’ lime trees to a 1km stretch of Warkton Avenue at the 11,000 acre Estate. It will mark a significant step in the ongoing project to restore the […]

Back with a bang! The Gunpowder Plot as you’ve never seen it before

21st August, 2018

An explosive new re-telling of the story of The Gunpowder Plot will have its world premiere at Boughton House this November. Back with a bang after a one year hiatus, the completely reimagined show from Leicester theatre company MBD will feature an all-new score, script, choreography and animation when it’s staged in the grounds of […]

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 […]

Robin Hood to steal the show this summer at Boughton House

4th April, 2018

The celebrated Chapterhouse Theatre Company is returning to Boughton Estate this summer for an open air performance of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. The touring troupe will stop by the lawns of Boughton House for an al fresco performance on Tuesday 14th August, during the Estate’s summer opening season. The new production for 2018 […]

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 […]

New Gardens areas to open for the first time

7th February, 2018

Visitors will have access to new areas of Boughton House’s stunning gardens as it gets set for its first official opening of 2018. The Gardens and Grade 1 Designed Landscape at the Estate will open in conjunction with the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 25th February, when a portion of the entrance ticket proceeds will […]

Special opening rounds off rousing al fresco season

25th September, 2017

Following a successful al fresco summer series, Boughton House’s celebrated Gardens will open to the public just one more time this autumn. The Northamptonshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch enjoyed a thrilling summer programme featuring everything from open air theatre to a garden literary festival, and now will continue its celebration of the great […]