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Broughton Castle

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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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Sunday afternoon stroll....

A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon ~ The grounds are beautiful and we love to walk along the bridge over the moat. The little castle is delightfully picturesque. A peaceful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon ~ The grounds are beautiful and we love to walk along the bridge over the moat. The little castle is delightfully picturesque. A peaceful and relaxing way to unwind and take in lots of fresh air... And it's free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very good. Nice surroundings. Very helpful and informative staff. Well worthy of a visit. Family friendly nice grounds to relax on. Nice pub on main road before road to enter the castle. Good food

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Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautiful fortified manor house that you can tell has been in the same family for generations. Impressive but still a family home with very personal and well chosen more modern furniture and textiles amongst the historical family furniture and ephemera. Fascinating house reflects many changes in architecture and taste over the ages, almost maze like with twisting stairs, vaulted corridors... More 

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County Donegal, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful grounds and the little church nearby is absolutely idyllic - a perfect setting for wedding photographs

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We opted to visit Broughton Castle on our way home from another attraction and were really wowed by the place. A truly stunning castle with amazing views, grounds and rooms. The eclectic mix of styles to be found within this beautiful building extend from the 14th Century Great Hall to the 16th Century Oak Room. There is a uniquely designed... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The approach to the castle makes the most of its setting and its appearance from outside is spectacular. Lovely moat and walled garden and some attractive walks in the surrounding parkland. The building is still a family home and is steeped in history dating back to medieval times. I found it somewhat interesting at first but somehow rather dull and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Spent several hours enjoying this interesting castle/home. Lots of family portraits and other artefacts dating back many centuries. Particularly liked the Chinese wallpaper in the bedrooms which are in fantastic condition. Great seeing the view of the moat and gardens from the roof. It was lovely that the owners were there to have a chat to and enjoying having visitors... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a huge old house with lots of interesting things to see. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Gorgeous grounds and well worth avisit.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This castle really deserves all the positive reviews it's had. It's still obviously a family home but history just oozes out of the walls. Friendly guides (including family members) and access to practically everywhere. The climb up to the roof is well worth it. Lovely gardens as well.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Spent a most fascinating afternoon at Broughton. Interestingly, the owners were mingling with the visitors and made the experience exceptional. The tea room and shop are lovely. Note to first time visitors that the only toilets are in the car park. But like everything here are made to make visitors welcome and comfortable. I mistakenly sat down on an old... More 

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