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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.

The Wind in the Willows breezes into Boughton Estate

1st May, 2017

Boughton Estate’s sweeping lawns will be transformed into an open air theatre venue this summer as Chapterhouse Theatre Company returns to stage an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. On Tuesday 15 August the acclaimed theatre company, now in its 18th year, will call the Northamptonshire Estate home for one night only. Join Badger, […]

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, […]

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 […]

The 4th Garden Museum Literary Festival to come to Boughton

1st March, 2017

The Garden Museum has announced the ticket launch and first speakers for the 2017 Garden Museum Literary Festival, which will be hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch at Boughton House.  The Festival, now in its fourth year, brings together the greats of the gardening and literary worlds for a unique summer’s weekend of […]

Enjoy the first signs of spring at Boughton Estate

13th February, 2017

Visitors to Northamptonshire’s Boughton Estate – home to the Duke of Buccleuch – can enjoy early bird access to its celebrated Gardens in association with the National Gardens Scheme later this month. Catch a glimpse of the first flowerings of the aconites and snowdrops between 11am and 3pm on Sunday 26 February, at Boughton’s first […]

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.

Christmas at Boughton House

28th November, 2016

Christmas is coming early to Boughton House, with the Estate ringing in a special festive event from Thursday 1 December. Visitors to the Northamptonshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch can enjoy a range of local produce and Fairtrade stocking fillers at the Estate’s gift shop, when the gates open in celebration of the Christmas […]

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 […]

Explore the Gardens

1st October, 2016

For one day only, Boughton House and Country Estate – Northamptonshire’s answer to the Palace of Versailles – will be opening its celebrated gardens to support the National Gardens Scheme 2016. Visitors are invited to enjoy Boughton’s stunning gardens in their full autumnal glory on Sunday 30 October from 11am-3pm, with a portion of the […]