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We were briefly at Wicksteed Park in the morning so it combined quite easily as it opens only in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margaret D
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Chesham
Pleased to have visited Boughton at last!

We live near Bowhill so were keen to see the duke's English home. We were there on August 5th and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
morageckford
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Scotland
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One of Britain’s grandest and best-preserved stately homes with a fabulous art collection and a restored 18th-century designed landscape gardens, woodlands and a grand country park. It is open every Easter and August for guided tours and at other...more
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Boughton House Boughton Park, Kettering NN14 1BJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to Boughton for 5 years now as part of the Greenbelt Festival. I am sorry to say I have yet to make it inside the house despite the fact that it is used for a few bits of programming, but just...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind review - hopefully the weather will be a bit better next year! best wishes

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this beautiful house (for the second time) as part of my stay at the Greenbelt Festival. The grounds are a stunning venue for such a creative, joyful and thoughtful event and I really appreciate the courage and generosity of Boughton House decision makers...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your kind review and glad you enjoyed it all so much best wishes

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the building outside looks beautiful. The setting with the water features is stunning. However the same cannot be said for inside! We thought it was a little plain for such a grand building. As the guide said the walls are painted in ‘Boughton drab’. We...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review. I am glad you enjoyed the landscape and gardens but sorry you did not appreciate the interiors. The walls of the State Apartments are In "Boughton Drab" the original colour from the 18th century that allows the fine...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boughton House have achieved an excellent blend of knowledge and anecdote on the tours of their house with a choice of three tours covering different parts of the house. Along with excellent gardens and views over the estate this is excellent value for money.

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much and glad you enjoyed it :) best wishes Charles

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were briefly at Wicksteed Park in the morning so it combined quite easily as it opens only in the afternoon. On our arrival at 2pm we booked into the 3.30pm Great Hall tour, leaving time for a cup of tea and a walk round...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Margaret Thank you very much for your kind review and delighted you enjoyed it all. We hope to see you again! best wishes Charles

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We live near Bowhill so were keen to see the duke's English home. We were there on August 5th and the guide who took us round at 2.15pm was very good - unfortunately I didn't catch her name. There was plenty of interest and I...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the review and delighted you enjoyed your visit It may be that on its return to Bowhill it will go on display as it required considerable conservation to be able to go on show here but I don't know the current...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Commercial exploitation of the park and garden has spoilt a very beautiful site and this is probably my third and last visit. There was a huge marquee with a very noisy Indian wedding on the lawn near the house and the fountain and a large...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thanks very much for your review and I am sorry that our events did intrude on your enjoyment of the day. We do need to generate considerable sums to safeguard, conserve and protect the wonderful collection, the House itself and its surroundings and this does...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018

We visited on an August afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed two very informative tours with so much on view. The rooms for free flow were also packed with exhibits and you come away wondering why it is not more widely known and better supported. Prices are...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thanks very much for your kind feedback - it is a bit of a hidden gem but with reviews like yours hopefully will become better known. best wishes

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Guide very informative. Nice lunch the tours were just long enough with a hours rest inbetween. Cannot believe have not been here before. Arranged a day with sisters for a day out we all enjoyed. Very English. Non commercialised. Only 20 in our group (I...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thanks very much for your review and glad you enjoyed it. best wishes Charles

Reviewed 8 August 2018

The house and grounds are maintained to a very high standard. The Orpheus installation in the garden is worth the entrance money on its own! The walled garden is lovely and is a spectacular array of fragrance and colour. The house tour is too long...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you very much for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your visit. Getting the right balance of the tours is tricky and for some can seem either to short or too long but as you note there is a vast variety of artefacts and...More

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Christine B
15 August 2018|
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Thanks for your enquiry - we have a number of lovely lawns where you can enjoy a picnic lunch but no specific picnic facilities. best wishes
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Jyliet S
27 July 2017|
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Dear Jyliet - Thank you for your email - the ground floor of the house and much of the gardens are accessible - for more information please see our website which has a comprehensive document on accessibility in the "Plan a... More
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02kiki
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Thank you for your enquiry - we do charge admission - full details can be found on our website: House and Gardens Includes access to the Gardens, Handel Exhibition and Armoury Adults £10.00 Children (5 – 16) £8.00... More
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