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Much potential as a real treasure-trove but not got it quite right yet

Given it's ties with Beaulieu and a recommendation from a friend I was keen to visit Boughton. The... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
DonnaWashington
We enjoyed it

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

Reviewed 24 August 2018
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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 10 February 2019

Given it's ties with Beaulieu and a recommendation from a friend I was keen to visit Boughton. The opening times are limited but I still managed to fit an appropriate slot in my road trip however the night before I reread the website and released...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DonnaWashington
Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

Thanks very much for your posting and delighted you were so impressed by the collection and grounds. I am sorry that the tour was not quite to your liking, we do endeavour to be welcoming to all visitors and I will flag up your comments...More

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

My partner and I viewed Boughton as a possible wedding venue. The house and grounds themselves are amazing. We decided that Boughton would be the place. We called Charles to inform him and he said he would need to speak to the Duke and would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

I can only apologise profusely for my lack of communication and inability to get an answer about your intended wedding at Boughton House. This is not how we normally operate and I deeply regret that I have not been more help to you both and...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Went to see the performance of “The Gunpowder Plot” at Boughton House and was impressed at just how atmospheric and dramatic the performance was. An interesting interpretation of the events leading up to the Plot but one I thoroughly enjoyed. The available food to purchase...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review - glad you enjoyed it. best wishes

Reviewed 7 November 2018

On arrival, all ok. Lots of food stalls selling burgers for £8. The setting was great - a big stately home. The remainder of the evening was a bit surreal, considering there were families and kids around. The play was a weird adaptation of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for your review and I am sorry you did not enjoy your evening. It was a interpretation of the plot, telling the story through music, dance and projection and we have had had quite a bit of positive feedback regarding this element. -...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter D
Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

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

Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

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

Reviewed 28 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

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 25 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

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

Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

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 21 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

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

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550charlotte
30 December 2018|
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Response from Charles L | Property representative |
Thanks for the question, dogs are permitted in the grounds (but no the House gardens) during normal opening periods - so for 2019 this would be the Easter, late May and August openings. for more information please see our... More
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Christine B
15 August 2018|
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Response from Charles L | Property representative |
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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Response from Charles L | Property representative |
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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