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Broughton Castle

Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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LOVELY AFTERNOON

Visited at the end of May Sunday afternoon. The castle is open to public only in certain days... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ewyena
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London, United Kingdom
Lovely historic manor house and gardens - great value outing from Banbury

Broughton Castle has a rich history dating back to the Tudor period and is probably best known for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MozEcoTours
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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A moated fortified manor house, about 2 miles west of Banbury. Built in 1300 and then later added to in 1550, the Castle had strong links with the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War (1642-51). Still a family home, Broughton Castle is lived in by Lord & Lady Saye & Sele of the Fiennes family. Beautiful formal garden and park, particularly during the summer months. Public open days will resume from the beginning of April 2017 (2pm - 5pm Wednesdays and Sundays). We are open for group tours at any time of the year by appointment. We have a recently refurbished tea room offering light lunches and delicious afternoon teas,
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Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited at the end of May Sunday afternoon. The castle is open to public only in certain days (Sun,Mon, Wed as far as I remember, but always better to check before we go) and only afternoon. It is not NT, so NT members also have...More

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MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ewyena, thanks for your lovely comments. A couple of things a) no history of ghosts (and I’ve lived here for 40 years!) b) lovely shop next to the Tea Room, sorry you missed it. Come again! Best wishes Martin

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Broughton Castle has a rich history dating back to the Tudor period and is probably best known for its links with the English Civil War. The house is still occupied but on Wednesdays and Sundays it is open to visitors (from 2pm). The tour around...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my grandson aged four. Truly beautiful Oxfordshire dating back to theTudor times. Gardens were just wonderful with full of old-fashioned fragrant roses. Staff were very helpful and pleasant to our young grandson pointing out things that might interest him. Certainly worth a visit...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a wonderful castle with a long line of historical interests particular the english civil war, in which this castle had a crucial part to play, and the staff absolutely very well versed in the history all questions answered

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great castle, really enjoyed visiting - three times so far, but plenty to see and learn. Delightful setting, interesting helpful staff will give you any information you need. Tea room definitely worth a visit. Will be going back again soon!! Children loved it, they were...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. Really worth the effort of getting there on a Wednesday or Sunday. You can feel the history pouring out of the walls. So nice to see an old place still looking so beautiful and full of history inside. The Lord and...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We went on a private tour of the manor house and had afternoon tea there as part of our guided tour of the Cotswolds. The manor house was impressive especially the great hall room with numerous spear, guns, armor on the walls. The gardens were...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

On arriving found the setting enchanting. Grounds & gardens are wonderful. The Manor house is really Beautiful inside & very interesting to look around all the rooms. The on hand guides are very helpful. The castle is only open on a Wednesday & a Sunday...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Broughton Castle offers the very best of the Cotswolds with an engaging Manor House, wonderful gardens and a wide moat all surrounded by parkland. It also has possibly the best tea shop in the region. The house itself is an interesting building filled with stuff...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

On a summers day this was a lovely place to visit and we enjoyed walking round the grounds. An interesting place to visit.

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BJS4
18 June 2018|
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Response from Martin F | Property representative |
Hi - if I had a couple of days in the area I'd also aim to see Rousham, Canons Ashby, Chasleton, the gardens at Broughton Grange (only on Wednesdays) and Romeo & Juliet at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon. All within c. 15... More
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DubaiDesertChick
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Response from MartinFiennes | Property representative |
V suitable for dogs and 4 year-olds! The latter can go inside the house but not the former; lovely garden and park for the dog, and a dog bowl outside the Tea Room.
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