Boughton House to open for summer tours and events

Boughton House near Geddington, Kettering
Boughton House near Geddington, Kettering

The art and architecture of Boughton House can be marvelled at by visitors throughout August as the stately home opens for a month’s worth of tours.

For the first time, the 16th century house and gardens at the 11,000-acre estate, a filming location for Oscar-winning Les Miserables, will offer a comprehensive grand house tour alongside an express ground floor tour of some of Boughton’s treasures.

Charles Lister, property manager at Boughton House, near Geddington, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to the estate during the month of August.

“Boughton is steeped in history and culture, which will be celebrated through our summer tours. Those who take part will have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Boughton, known as the English Versailles.”

From August 1 to 31, Boughton’s gardens, gift shop and café will open from midday to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm.

The estate is also preparing to host, open-air film screenings of Les Miserable and Grease are scheduled for August 2 and 3, an art, craft and design fair will be hosted on August 9 and 10 and there will be the Alt Festival from August 15 to 17 and the Greenbelt Festival from August 23 to 25.

Mr Lister added: “This is an exciting time for Boughton, with lots of special events coming up, including weddings and summer concerts and festivals. It’s wonderful that more and more people are becoming part of Buccleuch’s history.”