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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.

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 Fair. 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 stable block gift shop will be […]

Boughton on screen in BBC series

16th October, 2017

Boughton House has made a brief but significant appearance in the new series of BBC Four’s Britain’s Lost Masterpieces. The episode, entitled Carmarthenshire, aired on 11 October and explored the origins of two portraits of the Earl and Countess of Carbery at the Carmarthenshire County Museum, possibly by the great Sir Peter Lely. Presented by […]

Special opening rounds off rousing al fresco season

25th September, 2017

Following a successful al fresco summer series, Boughton House’s celebrated Gardens will open to the public just one more time this autumn. The Northamptonshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch enjoyed a thrilling summer programme featuring everything from open air theatre to a garden literary festival, and now will continue its celebration of the great […]

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 […]