Boughton House, Kettering

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  • August 20, 2017
    This place is cracking. Tucked away in deepest Northamptonshire, it's easy to find and plenty of parking. Nice gift shop and ticket sells local beers, vodka, Gin, honey and ice cream. I bought three b...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Externally the house is very impressive and seems very well maintained. There are extensive, beautifully mown lawns and wonderful views. Unfortunately, due to a lack of time, we were only able to see ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This was our first visit to Boughton House which, contrary to logic, is not in Boughton village but quite some distance away! I had planned our approach using Google Maps but this went a bit awry as m...  more »
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  • Tours around the house are very informative and well paced. The grounds are very well kept and easily navigated. The cafe is large with plenty of seating, the choice of food is limited. This venue is a little pricey in all areas with nothing in the way of concessions. An interesting afternoon out.
  • Stunning house and gardens, rarely open but worth the effort. The guided tours are highly recommend.
  • Fantastic House and Guides are most knowledgeable. We have visited 3 times now and our long journey was worth every mile travelled. We most certainly will visit again. It is great that such a beautiful House is shared with the public. It makes you feel proud to be British. A BIG thank you to ALL involved with Boughton! See you soon!
  • Breathtaking Northamptonshire Palace, in majestic, manicured Gardens.
  • Worst country house experience I have had. The house is full of treasures which you will not get to see. You are lectured incessantly about the family tree, of which you will remember zero after the first 10 mins, an endless list of who married who, etc, room by room. You are not allowed to stop and look at anything, and are rushed out of the room by the second guide who is there just to get you out immediately as soon as the lecture has stopped. The exterior of the house is impressive, less so when you see the 6 small plastic pots placed across the main entrance, along with a few terrible plastic chairs. Clearly don't see the need to spend any money to make the approach inviting. You get the feeling that as a paying guest you are more a necessary evil than a welcome visitor. Guides and room attendants less than friendly. The cafe is like sitting in a sauna, their idea of a interesting display in the stables is a collection of old Hoovers. One of the few houses in this country that I had not been to, would never go back again. Waste of time and money.

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