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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 […]

The Art of Christmas

1st December, 2018

A special art exhibition has been announced as part of Boughton House’s Christmas celebrations this December. The Northamptonshire Estate is preparing to open its gates for its annual Christmas event, and guests will now also be able to enjoy and purchase works by five talented artists at a visiting exhibition by Lovelock Millar Gallery. Housed […]

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 […]

BBC historian to lead talk at St Edmund’s Church

27th June, 2018

History enthusiasts can enjoy a talk from BBC One Antiques Roadshow’s Lars Tharp at St Edmund’s Church in Warkton next month. Lars, who has been a regular on the hit show since 1986, will be in the county on Friday, 13th July, to talk about London Foundling Museum, of which he was the director. An […]

Music & Memory

14th June, 2018

A special orchestral performance played from memory will form the centrepiece of a one-day celebration of Music & Memory hosted by the Duke of Buccleuch at his Northamptonshire home this summer. Boughton House will welcome the celebrated Aurora Orchestra to the ticketed event on Saturday 30th June for a presentation of Mozart’s 40th Symphony in […]

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 […]

A celebration of memory at Boughton House

1st May, 2018

An exhibition celebrating historic and significant memories of Boughton House and those who lived there will open this summer. The MEMORY exhibition is inspired by the fabled collections of the Dukes of Buccleuch, the centuries of family heritage, with music as a guiding thread. Boughton played a significant role in WW2 when it was heavily […]