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Miss NForest

Lovely place to visit. Not to big to walk around. Beautiful gardens in a idyllic setting.Largemail... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Banbury, United Kingdom
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raw beauty

The place is real - in the sense that it is not clad with obscene elegance. I don't think it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 fortified manor house well worth a visit civil war chinese wallpaper car park lord and lady jane eyre an absolute delight stunning grounds sir john great view from the roof limited opening hours walled garden private tour steeped in history music room tea room
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit. Not to big to walk around. Beautiful gardens in a idyllic setting.Largemail grounds ando a pretty church.Great for a wedding venue.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nikkiforest073
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is real - in the sense that it is not clad with obscene elegance. I don't think it is getting good funding, if at all. We went during summertime, at the height of the long dry season. The garden was not at its...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rakkigs
Reviewed 30 November 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

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 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank chris504019
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.