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Boughton House

This property is free for HHA Friends
Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 1BJ
01536 515731

This remarkable house is a blend of the intimate and the grand, with its village like Tudor period courtyards fronted by the palatial Versailles style additions made by Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu in the 1690s. The spirit of a family home goes hand in hand with the magnificent formality of the Great Hall or, the series of State Rooms virtually untouched in 300 years. Rich in the decorative arts - vividly fresh tapestries, silver, Sevres porcelain, renowned French and English furniture – Boughton is home to painting masterpieces by El Greco and Van Dyck, Batoni and Gainsborough to name but a few.

The gardens and landscape offer rich variety. Spring woodland plantings with bulbs and daffodils, herbaceous borders, walled gardens which lead into the wider designed landscape extending over 100 acres, framed by ancient lime avenues and immaculately edged canals.

Boughton is looked after by a Charity, the Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust. All surplus revenues from visitor admissions help support the charity’s work of conservation and education.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.


3m N of Kettering on A43 - junction from A14.

Visitor Opening Times

2015: House & Gardens: 4-6 Apr & 1–31 Aug. House open 2pm-5pm, Gardens open 12 noon-5pm. Gardens only: 1 Mar, 25 Oct (special NGS opening, so 11am-3pm and normal charge applies).

Daily by appointment throughout the year for groups – contact for further details.

2016: House & Gardens: 26 – 28 March inclusive and daily in August. Gardens, café and gift shop open at 12 noon. House times 1pm-5pm tbc

Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.

Educational Facilities

Open Days for Schools

Groups and special visits

Northamptonshire home of The Duke of Buccleuch. Outstanding art collection. Sandford award winning education programme. Willing to offer custom made tours and insights into the house, collection and heritage of Boughton House.

Tailor Made Facilities

Visits to HouseYes
Visits to GardenYes
Other EventsNo
Light RefreshmentsYes

Contact Details

Charles Lister, House Manager
Boughton House
NN14 1BJ
01536 515731

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Additional Information
Open for visits
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Rockingham Castle (6  miles)
Deene Park (7  miles)
Lamport Hall (9  miles)
Southwick Hall (10  miles)