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 House
  • The Kings Tour
  • Books, Beds and Beyond

Find out more below.

House Tours
The Great 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. On Weekends this tour will be self-led with guides available for questions. On Mondays and Tuesdays in August the Tour will be guided.

Duration:  The ten rooms will take 45mins – 1 hour to fully enjoy them all.
Price: £11 including access to the Gardens and Armoury
Times: On Saturdays and Sundays in August you can enjoy anytime between 1.15pm to last entry at 4pm. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday 31st August, Guided Tours are available at 1.15pm and 4pm.

The Kings 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. Several of 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 about 45mins – hour.
Please note: There are stairs on this tour and we do not currently have a lift.
Price: £11 with access to Gardens or just add £4 to if also doing The Great Tour.
Times: Saturdays and Sundays at 1.30pm & 4pm. Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesday 31st at 2.15pm.

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 Kings Tour, £16 if standalone.)
Times: Saturdays and Sundays at 2.30pm. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday 31st August at 3.15pm.

*Enjoy all three Tours

If you wish to enjoy all tours, please select:

Sat/SunGreat Hall Tour from 1.15pm. Once added to basket, on next page select the Books, Beds and Beyond at 2.30pm (select ‘Additional Tour’). Then use the drop down to select the Kings Tour at 4pm (Select ‘Add-On’).

Mon/Tues/Wed 31stGreat Hall Tour at 1.15pm. Once added to basket, on next page select Kings Tour at 2.15pm (‘Add On’ option) and 3.15pm Books, Beds and Beyond (‘Additional Tour’ option).

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