Explore the English Versailles

A glimpse into the magnificent interior of Boughton House.

With so much to see we have created three special tours:

  • The Great Hall Tour
  • The State Rooms Tour
  • Books, Beds and Beyond

All the tours also include entry to the Gardens and Stableyard attractions, including the Tearoom and Gift Shop.

Our Tours

At Boughton House, we offer three different tours of the House: The Great Hall Free Flow, the State Rooms Tour and Books, Beds, and Beyond. Each takes in a different area of the House, and all include entry to the Gardens.

If you wish to enjoy all tours, please select: Great Hall at 1.15pm. Once added to basket, on next page select State Rooms Tour at 230pm weekends (‘Add On’ option) and 3.30pm Books, Beds and Beyond (‘Additional Tour’ option).

House Tours
The Great Hall Experience/Tour*

Enjoy the fabulous treasures of Boughton House! Our knowledgeable guides will help you to understand 500 years of heritage, history and people that culminated in the house and collection we have today. In August this can be enjoyed free flow or by guided tour.  At the weekends the Great Hall Experience is self-led with helpful guides located in several rooms. On weekdays it will be guided tour (Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays).

Duration:  The ten rooms will take 45mins – 1 hour.

Price: £14 including access to the Gardens and Armoury. Included in Historic Houses membership.

Times: Weekends and Bank Holidays: You can enjoy any time between 1.15pm to 5pm (last entry at 4pm). Friday, Monday, Tuesday: Tours at 1.15pm, 2pm and 4pm

State Room at Boughton House, Northamtonshire
The State Rooms Tour (Guided)*

Follow in the footsteps of William III and enjoy the splendour of the State Apartments that were created for his visit in 1695. The fabulous ceilings painted by Louis Chéron have undergone extensive restoration and conservation for your enjoyment.

Duration:  You will be guided through the ten rooms which will take 30- 45mins.

Please note: There are stairs on this tour and we do not currently have a lift.

Price: £14 with access to Gardens or only £5 if also doing The Great Hall Tour or you are an Historic Houses member.

Times: Weekends/Bank Holidays: 1.30pm or 2.30pm. Weekdays (Friday, Monday and Tuesday): 2.30pm or 3.30pm

Books beds beyond tour
The Books, Beds and Beyond Tour (Guided)*

An eclectic and adventurous tour of the library, bedrooms, backstairs, kitchen and other hidden areas of the House.

Duration: Approximately one hour.

Please note: The tour encompasses many staircases, some quite challenging, as you wind around the house.

Price: £10.00 (as an addition to the Great Tour or State Rooms Tour or for Historic Houses members, £16 if standalone.)

Time: 3.30pm

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