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Shape your own journey through Boughton House

Boughton House is gearing up for not one but two public openings this spring.  The historic home of the Duke of Buccleuch will throw open its doors for the Easter (20th- 22nd April) and late May (25th - 27th May) bank holidays, with visitors invited to build their own bespoke journey through the House’s impressive ground floor.

A huge array of celebrated art, including works by great masters such as El Greco, Van Dyck, Batoni and Gainsborough, can be enjoyed on a self-guided tour, including a portrait of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough (who is currently being depicted on screen as one of the principal characters of the film, The Favourite), which resides in the House’s Great Hall.  Visitors can also take in the sights of royal French porcelain and walls adorned with 17th century English tapestries created by the Mortlake tapestry works.

Knowledgeable guides will be positioned around the House to provide additional insights into the House’s rich history, and an in-depth Boughton House guidebook will be on sale from the gift shop.  Visitors can also journey beyond the House into wider Designed Landscape and formal Gardens, where conservation works have seen significant lime tree replanting in recent months.  The free-flow tours are very popular among visitors who want to linger for longer over the celebrated artworks and enjoy this splendid house at their own pace.

Visitors can also enjoy excellent food in the 18th century stable block and peruse the gift shop’s wide variety of crafts, food, jewellery, books and more.

Entry to the House and Gardens costs £11 per adult, £8 for children and £30 for a family of four.  Gardens only entry is £6 for adults, £3 for children and £14 for a family of four.

To find out more, contact Boughton House on 01536 515 731 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Boughton House March 2019