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.
Visitor Opening Times
Daily by appointment throughout the year for groups – contact for further details.
2014 Opening Dates
House & Gardens: 19-21 April & 1–31 August(guided tour only except weekends and BH Mon), gardens and cafe open noon-5pm, House 2pm-5pm, last entry 4pm.
Gardens only: 16 & 23 February, 26 October. 12 noon – 5pm.
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.
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 House||Yes|
|Visits to Garden||Yes|
|Contact:|| ||Charles Lister, House Manager|
|Address:|| ||Boughton House|
|Postcode:|| ||NN14 1BJ|
|Phone:|| ||01536 515731|