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Address: Broughton | OX15 5EB, Banbury, England
Phone Number: 44 1295 276070
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Description: Moated fortified manor house, about 3 miles west of Banbury. Built in 1300...
Moated fortified manor house, about 3 miles west of Banbury. Built in 1300 and then later added to in 1550. Strong links with the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War. Still a family home, lived in by Lord & Lady Saye & Sele of the Fiennes family. Beautiful formal garden and park.Public open days in 2014 - Wednesdays and Sundays from 2nd April to 17th September 2014. Also Thursdays in July and August, and Bank Holiday Mondays. Open from 2pm to 5pm (last admission 4.30). Open for groups at any time of the year by appointment.
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Very interesting day out

This moated fortified manor house is well worth a visit and has beenn described as a 'jewel of a place with history everywhere and a superb atmosphere'. It is only one of twenty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

well what can I say so much to c and do so much history very tidy go at ur own pace theres no rushing...nice friendly staff

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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This moated fortified manor house is well worth a visit and has beenn described as a 'jewel of a place with history everywhere and a superb atmosphere'. It is only one of twenty houses to be given five stars in Simon Jenkins' 'Englands Thousand Best Houses'. The manor has featured as a location for films such as Jane Eyre and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Delightful day in Broughton! We started with luncheon at the local pub, theSay& Sele Arms, then took a walk via footpaths to North Newington then back to Broughton Castle for a tour of the house and spectacular gardens. We finished the day with tea and scones at the Castle's tea room - a perfect day!

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S West, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A delightful old manor house. It has been the setting for many film and TV programmes and it was interesting reading all about these. The day we visited there was an old car rally in the grounds. but this did not detract from the beauty and tranquility of the house. All the room guides were friendly and informative. A lot... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The setting of this wonderful family home is perfect - the deep yellow stone walls contrasting with the green fields and surrounded ion all sides with a moat. Visitors are made to feel very welcome and the standard of the newly refurbished toilets and the tearoom is first rate. The walled garden is particularly attractive in June with a riot... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a fascinating place to visit, especially if you want to take pictures of the house, gardens and the church. Visitors explore the house at their own speed, with helpful guides (on information papers, and also real people!) in each area. The flower borders especially are wonderful during the early Summer. The tearoom offers a wide range of teas... More 

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Visited with my wife and daughter. We were pleasantly surprised. For never having heard of this castle, it certainly had a lot to offer. While you couldn't see every room, the rooms that were open very well done. The information was well presented. Many castles take too long to tour, however this took just the right amount of time to... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Not so much of a castle than a rather beautiful house in stunning grounds, so be warned if you're expecting another Warwick you're not going to get it! We arrived at 1.30 and as the castle doesn't open until 2 we took the opportunity to go into The church, which is rather lovely and is open to walk around and... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

At £9 (£8 for concessions) this house is worth every penny. The architecture of the building and it's interior are fascinating, with some unique features which make this visit stand out from many other stately homes. Still owned by the Feinnes family, it contains several pieces of armory and weaponry, wonderfully painted wall decorations, as well as the usual contents... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Broughton Castle is off the beaten track in the Cotswolds, but easily accessible. Unlike the better known Warwick Castle, Broughton Castle has a personal touch that many other commercialised establishments lack. There are helpful volunteer guides in many of the rooms to answer questions and give you insights into the lives of different family members, some of whom still live... More 

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Address: Address: Broughton | OX15 5EB, Banbury, England
Phone Number: 44 1295 276070
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Banbury

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