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Boughton House

One of Britain's greatest stately homes

Boughton House, famous for its internationally renowned art collection, has been home to the Buccleuch family’s ancestors since 1528. The Tudor Manor House, built by Sir Edward Montague, was transformed around 1700 by his descendant Ralph, first Duke of Montagu, England’s ambassador to Louis XIV, earning it the title ‘The English Versailles’.

Inside you’ll find a home rich in the decorative arts from 16th century carpets, tapestries and furniture to painting masterpieces by El Greco, Van Dyck and Gainsborough. Outside you can explore 150 acres of stunning gardens, landscapes, tree-lined avenues and serene waterways. When it’s time for a refreshing cup of tea, head over to the Stables Café and Gift Shop.

Special events held throughout the year. Weddings, private and corporate events are also available. In nearby Warkton church you will find the great monuments to the family by Roubiliac, der Gelder and Cambell.

Contact & Opening Times

Geddington, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 1BJ|
[email protected]|
01536 515731

2023 Opening

Boughton House & Gardens are open on the dates below with three very different tours to enjoy: The Great Hall Tour, State Rooms Tour and Books, Beds and Beyond. Entry to the Gardens is included.

  • Saturday 8th April to Monday 10th April, 1pm -5pm
  • Saturday 29th April to Monday 1nd May, 1pm-5pm
  • Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May, 1pm-5pm
  • Monday 31st July and Tuesday 1st August, 1pm – 5pm
  • Friday to Tuesday in August, 1pm – 5pm
    • 4th-8th
    • 11th –  15th
    • 18th – 22nd
    • 25th – 29th
  • Gardens and Parkland
    • 1st October, 1pm-5pm

We also welcome Group Tours or Private visits all year round by appointment – please get in touch if you would like to find out more.

Booking Strongly Recommended

If you have any further queries, please email [email protected]  or visit:

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Visitor Information & Facilities

  • Coach parking
  • Couples
  • Free parking
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Group tours
  • Meeting / conference space
  • Tea & coffee
  • Wheelchair access

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