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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

2021 Opening

The team at Boughton House are passionate about the experience our visitors have when they tour the House, and we look forward to welcoming you back inside at some point in the future.

We are delighted to confirm that both Boughton House and the spectacular Gardens will be open on selected dates throughout August.

1-2nd August and 27th-30th August:

  • Boughton House: Staterooms and Armoury Self-Guided Visit (not suitable for those with mobility needs).  Various times from 1pm- 5pm (last entry 3.30pm)
  • Boughton Gardens: 1pm- 5pm

6th– 9th, 13th-16th, and 20th-23rd  August:

  • Boughton House: Ground floor and Armoury Self-Guided Visit .  Various times from 1pm- 5pm (last entry 3.30pm)
  • Boughton Gardens: 1pm- 5pm


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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