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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]