Radcliffe-on-Trent

Boughton House Trip

With a prompt start off from Radcliffe on a lovely sunny morning, it was a good start to the day. After about an hours journey, we stopped at a lovely little village called Geddington, to view a monument to the wife of King Edward. It was one of seven built across the county, but only three remaining.

After viewing the monument we travelled to Boughton House, where we were met by Marion and Peter our guides for the house. The tour lasted for two hours and it was packed with lots of historical knowledge, which was passed on to us with humour. Marion was a very knowledgeable and entertaining lady.

There were lots of beautiful tapestry’s and wonderful paintings of past Dukes, Duchess, Kings and Queens through the centuries of the family, which was very interesting and beautifully told by Marion. We came out of the house to a lovely sunny day to go for a lovely hot lunch in the cafe attached to the grounds, then we visited the gift shop, which was small but very nice.

As we had seen everything within house and grounds, it was then decided to have a diversion to Stamford for a couple of hours, which everyone agreed to, where we could “do their own thing”, either shopping, a coffee, or in some cases a nice glass of wine.

Back to Radcliffe for 6pm. A very enjoyable day out was had by all. Very well organised!

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