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Broughton Castle

Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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Open on Weds and Sundays only BUT who cares? This is the real thing with a proper moat and a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bristol, United Kingdom
14th century castle

Went with the family as a birthday day out. A lovely quaint castle steeped in history. Nice to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Oxfordshire, 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
+44 1295 276070
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Reviewed yesterday

Open on Weds and Sundays only BUT who cares? This is the real thing with a proper moat and a family who live here. Thoroughly splendid as are the team and the tea place!

Thank RobininBRISTOL
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went with the family as a birthday day out. A lovely quaint castle steeped in history. Nice to see the owner about the place talking to people. Down fall was that the facts about each piece were all written in a booklet which was placed...More

Thank akib7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go to Broughton castle often and walk the grounds. Dog friendly walks with stunning views of the medieval house and near immaculate gardens and of course the superb moat. Fatastic for photographers.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited here on our way to the Cotswolds. It is a living museum of English history having been in the same family since c1400. Spent a fabulous afternoon exploring the house and grounds. Well worth a detour to enjoy.

Thank helen w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing building with helpful, knowledgeable guides - throughout the building natural light is maximised to reveal the castle's fascinating historical artefacts and fine paintings.

Thank CaroDuncan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends gave us a £30 voucher for afternoon tea at Broughton Castle, they open at 2:00 pm, we arrived at 2:05. Entered tea room, asked for an afternoon tea, lady said you have to book, only one couple (customers in tea room). Asked what we...More

3  Thank Roger W
MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Roger, Doesn't sound like a happy visit. I'm sorry. I will try and find out what went on. The team at Banbury Catering who look after the Tea Room have consistently excellent reviews so something must have gone wrong here. You say you know...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Delightful visit. Interesting walk around three floors of the castle and out onto the roof for excellent views of the gardens and countryside. With the castle having all its Fiennes family history, the moat, the nearby church and the sheep grazing, this is historical England!...More

Thank cfredman2016
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Breath-taking architecture in an idyllic setting. Hundreds of years of turbulent history brought to life in a lived in home, not just a house. Generations of the Fiennes family, names we know and love. The gardens, most and gatehouse set off this ancient Manor House....More

Thank Howard B
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Aparty of ageing university graduate colleagues were afforded a guided tour, taking in all aspects of the Castle including a climb up to, and out onto, the excellently leaded roof with wonderful views of the moat, gardens and surrounding countryside. Excellent history lesson including a...More

Thank crispash
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Just returned from an afternoon visit to this excellent example an English fortified Manor House complete with a moat and gate house. This house is only open to the public on certain days and today, Sunday, from 2 till 5 but nevertheless gave us 2...More

1  Thank Pollyb523
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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.
10 April 2017|
Response from MartinFiennes | Property representative |
Hello Jan, private tours of the house take about 1.15 hours; then the garden can be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour plus. Roses are great late June / early July (maybe especially late June given the last week!). Tea... More
Simon S
10 October 2016|
Response from MartinFiennes | Property representative |
Hi Simon I'm afraid we are close now until next April. The website appears to have gone down after lots of visitors came on during the Antiques Roadshow! Soryy. Next year we are open Sundays and Wednesdays from Aoril to... More