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Broughton Castle

Broughton | OX15 5EB, Banbury, England
44 1295 276070
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Banbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a hidden gem! Visited here this morning as part of a group and we could not have been made more welcome. Tea, coffee and cake was waiting for us when we arrived and then we were taken on a guided tour. The guide was so knowledgeable and really knew how to project her voice without shouting, mainly by looking... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Fiennes family have a true treasure in their home which they are generous to share. The story of their history and the castle's role in battles, films and family life are all worth the visit. The gardens are lovely. Taking time to enjoy the setting with the church, mote and other surroundings makes and interesting day out. The gift... More

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UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Broughton Castle and Gardens were really impressive, we had pre-booked and were made very welcome by the owners. The Moated Castle is a lovely old building and the gardens are really impressive and well kept. We were given a tour of the gardens which were really interesting and some of our party later had a tour of the castle, but... More

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited the castle with family and friends. great castle, beautiful views from the 4th floor roof. I enjoyed visiting the castle learning of all the history and seeing all the rooms, bedrooms and the armour. The gardens were beautiful, we visited the old church. The toilets were clean too.

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London
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I visited this place as part of a civil war tour. The lord of the manor(the Fiennes family) took us round, it was great to hear him talk with dry wit and great knowledge about his various ancestors and the times they lived in. You can see interesting paintings, lovely china, a civil war coat and weapons, there is a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It does have a lived in feeling and presents castle living very comfortably. There is plenty to explore on all 4 floors including the roof for dramatic views. There is a good display of medieval armor. The moat and garden make this a very interesting place to visit as well as the ability to see so much of the house.... More

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Wales
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Broughton castle, is more of a fortified manor house, but none the less a fascinating place to visit. Somewhere that has that 'lived-in' feeling, and that you to could live there. Very nice cafe on site, so you can sit and contemplate your surroundings. Even a small walled garden at the rear. Downside is limited opening times, so you must... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Well, we managed to avoid the moody granny who met a previous reviewer!! Just as well because she would have had a slice of tongue pie from me if she had started up. ALL the staff we met were really helpful and polite in keeping with the distinguished atmosphere of the house. The whole place is so well kept and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Today me and my husband decided to make a trip up North and happened to pass this beautiful castle, as we approached the inside we were ruddily approached by an old woman who asked 'who we was' and before we even managed to answer her she started moaning to us about how we were not part of a private French... More

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Did not get a chance to visit the Castle itself, but the grounds are lovely and access is free. Will return!

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