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Broughton Castle

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Address: Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
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+44 1295 276070
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
Wed 14:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A moated fortified manor house, about 2 miles west of Banbury. Built in...

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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A wonderful castle

The beautiful weather helped but our visit, the first for over forty years was great. The rooms are so interesting with much to view and read about. We even finally made it onto... read more

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beautiful weather helped but our visit, the first for over forty years was great. The rooms are so interesting with much to view and read about. We even finally made it onto the roof. The views on all sides are quite special and one can obtain the best view of the ancient enclosed garden and moat all around the... More 

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with friends, and not too sure if I wanted to go as old houses are not really my scene. I am very glad I did, even in poor weather. A beautiful old house, partially surrounded by a moat, this is the home of the Fiennes family and now run by Lord & Lady Saye and Sele. The welcome... More 

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Thank Keith B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful moated Elizabethan house full of interesting treasures and helpful guides. Fantastic to be allowed out for views from the roof. Large airy rooms from the huge bay windows. Spectacular plasterwork ceilings and interesting nooks and crannies

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Thank alhcookboy
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited mid afternoon today and thoroughly enjoyed it. There was lots to see and hear about and each room had someone present to impart their knowledge. I enjoyed the variety of history and the more modern history. The tea room and shop were lovely as was the church. The toilet facilities are in the car park and were very... More 

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MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this review

Thank you Pavil. For your next visit ... the garden is at its best in late June / early July. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First I visited this place 5 years ago and I absolutely loved it, it is my favourite place near Banbury! The castle is beautiful and it's a nice and quiet place. I loved to walk around the lake with my daughter. It's really interesting for the kids as well because they can meet animals like cow, sheep and goat. You... More 

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MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this review

Dear Sandor Pal, Thanks so much for your nice review of your visits to Broughton. As you say anyone can walk in the Park - but with the cattle and sheep in the Park we do try to discourage picnics unless people have special permission, and then only if they are paying to visit the Castle itslef. Delighted that your... More 

Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a really lovely place and although it is a castle you feel like you could live here. Well worth a visit

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Thank Louise M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

What a treat to see this castle on a gloriously sunny spring day. We were lucky to arrive just as it opened - it was not busy on a Wednesday afternoon. The staff were really helpful and the written guides in each room detailed. For such an old building the light flooded in. It was interesting to note that Wolfhall... More 

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great to explore a period property, with lots of history. The gardens are small but you will have fun exploring the surrounding park, great for s sunny day.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We cannot praise Broughton enough. It still has the atmosphere of a family home. The house is architecturally harmonious, dating from the late Elizabethan or Stuart period. The family and the place is redolent with history having played a key role at the start of the Civil War; it is close to the Edgehill, the site of the first key... More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a superb and historic place with a wonderful feeling of still being a home. We felt so welcome here. There was a feeling of wholeness in the architecture as it has not been altered very much over the years and the gardens are beautiful.

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