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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.

Last chance to see open air cinema at Boughton

31st August, 2017

Boughton House is gearing up for its final open air cinema experiences of the year in September. After the success of the Estate’s al fresco summer programme, the celebration of the great outdoors continues with two evening movie screenings in September, rounding off a musical quartet of open air cinematic experiences in 2017. First up […]

Step into action together

31st August, 2017

St Edmund’s Church in Warkton, famous for its Montagu Monuments, is championing community spirit by hosting a free civic event this September. On Saturday 9 September, local residents are invited to join together for a series of unique activities focused on the health and wellbeing of the community. Funded by Northamptonshire Community Foundation, it will […]

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 […]

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 […]