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A hidden gem!

I’m almost concerned about leaving a Stirling review for this terrific castle, for fear of ruining... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ryan J
Oxford, United Kingdom
Interesting, beautiful fortified house and gardens. Well kept and nicely done

This small castle is in top condition, and has lots of historic items dotting the walls. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Philip D
Banbury, 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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All reviews saye and sele fortified manor house well worth a visit wolf hall civil war family home car park chinese wallpaper private tour lord and lady jane eyre an absolute delight stunning grounds king george sir john great view from the roof surrounding fields
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’m almost concerned about leaving a Stirling review for this terrific castle, for fear of ruining it with increased visitor numbers. We visited in September, on a lovely warm day, and caught the best of the fading summer blooms. The gardens are very special and...More

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

Thanks for your kind comments - but for your other readers please don’t come in the morning ... we are only open from 2pm to 5pm (wednesdays and Sundays April to September); plus there IS a lovely tea room for food and drink! Thanks again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small castle is in top condition, and has lots of historic items dotting the walls. It is still lived in by the family, the head of which is a Lord, and yet a younger family member was on hand to act as tour guide...More

Thank Philip D
Reviewed 8 October 2018

A truly picturesque castle/house which is very well worth a visit. The views of the (mostly Elizabethan) house across the moat, and from the house outwards are an absolute delight especially on a lovely late summer day. The house is really interesting with some very...More

Thank kcm1951
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This castle has a lot to offer and the owners were very good explaing the history of the castle. It was nice to walk the grounds The cafe was very good

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Had a super afternoon here with friends. The guides were very helpful and informative and the Lord and Lady were visiting and chatting to everyone, including us, which was really good to see. A very nice couple. The house is in fantastic condition for it's...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

only open occasionally so check . Loved this place , really get a feel for english history. knowledgeable staff.

Thank 63andy63
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Fascinating old castle, built in 1300, full of historical interest. In the Fiennes family since 1450 and they still live there.The plotters against King Charles met in a high room. The castle was captured by the Royalists after the Battle of Edgehill. Lovely view from...More

Thank DolphinDorset
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This beautiful, very, very old castle (14th century plus!) was a delight to visit today. It is still lived in by the same family that first inhabited it hundreds of years ago - there is a lovely, warm and inviting atmosphere here. There are plenty...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is a perfect, moated castle/house with lovely gardens. Opening hours are very limited (2 afternoons a week in the summer) but it is well worth the effort of planning a visit there. There is a lot to see (compared with many NT houses) and...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This property is still in private hands and lovingly maintained by the Fiennes family. We were lucky enough to meet Lord Saye & Sele during our visit. It’s only open a few days a week so check before you travel.

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18 June 2018|
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Response from MartinF4305 | 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
30 July 2017|
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.