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Interesting couple of hours

Arrived as it opened at 12 booked our tour and headed for the coffee shop - nice cakes... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
jarcall
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Leicester
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Very Interesting Visit

This is a very good place to visit in order to understand the local history of Kettering and... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Stephen311
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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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 8 August 2018 via mobile

First off we only visited the grounds which were very beautiful. Although being historical house and grounds it is understandable it was frustrating that all the paths were gravelled and not very smooth. Luckily my husband used an electric wheelchair as pushing a manual chair...More

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

Thank you very much for your feedback. As noted in our online accessibility document there are a few deeper gravel paths in the walled garden but all those near the house have a light sprinkling of gravel. There are also some grass paths in the...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived as it opened at 12 booked our tour and headed for the coffee shop - nice cakes & sandwiches. Wandered the grounds, quite small but plenty to see nice and flat. Did a ground floor great hall tour, very informative tour lots of rooms...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review, glad you enjoyed your visit. best wishes

Reviewed 3 August 2018

We were so fortunate to join a group and visit this amazing place as it is only open to public in August It is the home of Dukes of Buccleuch and the largest landowners in Europe and the house is full of treasures Unlike many...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words and glad you enjoyed your visit best wishes

Reviewed 22 July 2018

A lovely tea room with home made produce. Friendly staff. Lunches are delicious with a reasonable sized menu. Sandwiches cakes etc home made and scrumptious.

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks you very much for your kind words - glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Visited to see my son arriving for his prom it was a lovely sunny evening and was a very enjoyable time

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks - glad you all enjoyed - best wishes

Reviewed 4 June 2018

This is a very good place to visit in order to understand the local history of Kettering and Northamptonshire.

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thanks for the kind review - always good to hear that people enjoyed their time here.

Reviewed 3 June 2018

With a group of 38 adult students, we visited Boughton house as arranged in advance for tea or coffee with homemade biscuits £ 2,50. On arrival, we were received in an uninspiring and cheerless outbuilding where we were charged £ 4,00 for half a cuppa...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for your review however there seems to be a number of elements that you are unaware of. The group booked in and specifically stated they did not want to visit the House or the Grounds for which there is a charge, we agreed...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Have visited Boughton House on a number of occasions and for a variety of reasons. Have been there to look around the house and grounds itself and I have to say the house is absolutely stunning. Seeing it from the road side is breathtaking but...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We gad a great visit to Boughton Hall. A good welcome and nice food. Informative tour round the house and a great walk round the extensive gardens where the well laid out parkland was enhanced by several modern sculptures including the iconic Orpheus Project which...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you for the kind review and glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Unfortunately, I choose to visit on Sunday 27th August when the festival was in full effect and in essence approx. 75% of the estate was off limits to visitors. The ticket office did very kindly give me a map with the off limits areas hastily...More

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Charles L, Manager at Boughton House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your review. I do hope you will indeed visit us without the festival in progress when you will be able to see all of the gardens / landscape including Orpheus and the Wilderness woodland. best wishes

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Christine B
14 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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