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Broughton Castle

Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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A truly picturesque castle/house which is very well worth a visit. The views of the (mostly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greenford, United Kingdom
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This castle has a lot to offer and the owners were very good explaing the history of the castle. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daventry, 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
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Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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All reviews saye and sele fortified manor house wolf hall well worth a visit car park family home civil war chinese wallpaper private tour jane eyre lord and lady walled garden stunning grounds tea room and shop king george great view from the roof surrounding fields
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank AndrewS9269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 63andy63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Corinne53DLE
Reviewed 31 August 2018

A lovely warm day so I thought I would go to Broughton Castle. Although it was closed this particular Sunday, the grounds were still open to walk around. The sheep were just wandering around and not interesting in my dog, although I would not have...More

Thank Sue F
MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks Sue. Just for clarity - we are open every Sunday April-Sept 2pm to 5pm; (and every Wed in same period) maybe you were only there in the morning? Hope you get to come round the Castle itself one day.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great tea and coffee, good selection of cakes, tea cakes , cream tea etc in cosy surroundings. Staff friendly and lots of history around the castle. Nice walks rounded off with a pleasant afternoon tea

Thank Ian K
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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.