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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

2022 Opening

Boughton House & Gardens will be open:

  • Monday 1st to Tuesday 2nd August, 1pm – 5pm
  • Saturday to Tuesday in August, 1pm – 5pm
    • 6th – 9th
    • 13th – 16th
    • 20th – 23rd
    • 27th – 30th
  • Wednesday 31th August, 1pm – 5pm

Three fascinating tours of the House are available.

Parkland and Landscape
This year we are delighted to be opening the wider Parkland and Landscape on additional dates too.

This includes the Walled Garden, Wilderness Woodland and Orpheus* but excludes some areas closest to the House.

Mondays and Tuesdays in June & July, 1pm-4pm

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

Explore the area

Click the pins on the map to see other attractions nearby

Visitor Information & Facilities

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

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