Broughton Castle
Broughton Castle
4.5
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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 the Fiennes family. Beautiful formal garden and park. 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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1-2 hours
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Rach
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What a lovely family home to be allowed to go into and everyone was very happy to answer questions and tell you the history . Lovely shop and cafe too.
Written 30 September 2022
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Peter V
Birmingham, UK184 contributions
This is a little gem telling the storey of the castle. Well worth the visit. allow a couple of hours to go round.
Note its not open very often so check the website beforehand and book your tickets in advance.
Written 13 September 2022
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Rita G
Bolton, UK4 contributions
We were a party of 20 people, treated to a guided tour by the resident/owner of the Castle which is part medieval, part Tudor and quite unspoiled. The gardens too were lovely. Unfortunately, there is no cafe and the only toilets are on the car park.
Written 8 September 2022
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Ros223
Woking, UK112 contributions
Friends
Home of the Fiennes family, this beautiful castle was a joy to visit. Go early and have a picnic in the field opposite & enjoy the view. The room guides were enthusiastic & helpful, the cafe excellent and it has a great shop as well!
Written 31 August 2022
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Figgy D
Witney, UK88 contributions
Friends
Lovely welcome to this hidden gem. Booked in advance and really enjoyed our visit. Wonderful home made cakes in the cafe. Toilet facilities in the car park only so must go before entry.
Well organized self tour of the house. Each room filled with interesting artifacts.
Written 18 August 2022
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Amelia B
12 contributions
Couples
We popped in to visit the castle and grounds and were really pleasantly surprised by what a beautiful place this was. We are keen to return with family for a picnic and to visit the tearoom again!
Written 9 August 2022
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Wendy A
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Broughton Castle. A wonderful day out - House was very special with an interesting history brought to life by excellent guides. The Rose Garden was divine in June and the whole setting with the moat and beautiful surrounding countryside was just perfect. Staff were helpful and friendly and catering was excellent. Do not miss visiting.

Wendy, The Arts Society member
Written 18 July 2022
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Paula B
Northampton, UK70 contributions
Couples
Pocket sized castle with historical significance
Every room has plenty to see and experience ... room guides where knowledgeable and interesting to talk to
The formal gardens inside the moat are beautiful
Written 13 July 2022
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j w
Liverpool, UK1,345 contributions
Visited Sunday afternoon, had to prebook but not busy, easy parking and short walk to house, beautiful setting, all self guided around house and I would suggest you buy a guidebook (£5 and v good), visit about 12 rooms and took 90 mins to walk around, we found it v interesting, lots of fascinating objects to see and stories to hear, then few mins strolling around gardens, excellent little cafe with loads of cakes.
We really enjoyed our visit, would strongly recommend and we certainly revisit with friends and family.
Written 12 July 2022
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Yugneb
Liverpool, UK44 contributions
Visited Broughton castle with a group, we had a private tour. Everyone commented how interesting and beautiful this property is. The tea room was also opened specially for us and I can throughly recommend the cream tea. This property is totally uncommercialised and is well worth a visit.
Written 7 July 2022
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Broughton Castle (Banbury) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle is open:
  • Sun - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM