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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.

Christmas at Boughton House

15th November, 2017

Boughton House is getting into the festive spirit from Friday, 1 December, with the return of its Christmas tree sales and special Gift Shop opening. Visitors will have the chance to select from British-grown hand-cut Nordmann Fir and potted Omorika trees at the annual event at the home to the Duke of Buccleuch. Boughton’s historic […]

Church Monuments receive national award and inspire community arts festival

9th June, 2017

The Montagu Monuments at St Edmund’s Church will receive a National award from the Church Monuments Society in recognition of their excellent guidebook.  The church will also host a series of community events to celebrate and raise money for these world class treasures on 15-19 June 2017. The Monuments are four 18th and early 19th […]

“Vistas of vast extension” A celebration of 460 years of gardening at Boughton

9th June, 2017

An exhibition celebrating one of the most remarkable gardens ever created in England will open at Boughton House in Northamptonshire later this summer. Spreading out over 100 acres of intricately designed landscape, with more than a mile of canals and over 30 miles of avenues, it was the creation of Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu […]

Vote for Boughton in the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards

1st June, 2017

Beautiful Boughton House has been shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards held in association with BBC Radio Northampton. The Estate, home to the Duke of Buccleuch and known as “The English Versailles,” is one of just 10 county treasures singled out in the category. Nominations open to the […]

Boughton on Tour

6th March, 2017

An artefact from Boughton House’s celebrated armoury is one of the star attractions of a new “Law and Order” exhibition in Daventry. An iron muzzle, known as a scold’s bridle, from Boughton’s historic weaponry collection is now on display at Daventry Museum as part of an exhibition charting the story of law and order and […]

Read our latest newsletter ‘On the Land’

16th December, 2016

Boughton recently sent out a newsletter to people who live and work on or around the Estate. The newsletter covers many topics from special visits to the House, exhibitions, a farming update and how to stay safe when working on the land. You can read it by downloading the PDF here.

Step into explosive Gunpowder Plot history

28th October, 2016

Remember, remember Northamptonshire’s central role in the centuries old tradition of Bonfire Night this November, as hit show The Gunpowder Plot returns to Boughton House. Tickets are now on sale for the annual spectacular which takes place on 4th/5th November. Visitors can enjoy a breath-taking performance, projection and pyrotechnics at the historic home of Bonfire […]

Summer Garden events at Boughton House

18th March, 2016

Summer visitors to Northamptonshire’s Boughton Estate can enjoy its famed gardens in sunlight and by starlight, thanks to a bumper events offering. The sprawling countryside and Grade 1 Designed Landscape surrounding Boughton House, the home of the Duke of Buccleuch, will open in conjunction with the Estate’s annual summer House and Gardens public opening in […]

Historic Landscape Reborn

19th May, 2015

A dramatic addition to one of the most important designed landscapes in England is being unveiled this August at Boughton House in Northamptonshire. The Grand Etang, the long forgotten lake, which once dominated the principal approach to the house, has been re-dug and filled with clear spring water in which the magnificent north front of […]

Back with a Bang

15th October, 2014

A spectacular retelling of The Gunpowder Plot is returning to the home of Bonfire Night, Boughton House. The show of performance, projection and fireworks will light up the Northamptonshire Estate in celebration of Boughton’s role in the advent of the annual fireworks tradition. Edward, First Lord Montagu, of Boughton House, a former MP for Northamptonshire, […]