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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 historic house and grounds.

Check before going as visiting hours and days are fairly limited. This house has a very interesting history dating back to Mediaeval times and is well worth a couple of hours for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Check before going as visiting hours and days are fairly limited. This house has a very interesting history dating back to Mediaeval times and is well worth a couple of hours for anyone interested in history and/or art. The walled garden was marvellous (we visited in summer) and there is a wonderful view from the roof of the house. There... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Broughton Castle is a gem. We've visited a few times. My boys love going out on the roof. It's the sort of place you can imagine living in, as it's not enormous. We always take visitors to our house here. Everyone loves it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Lovely and peaceful and reminded me of the film Three Men and A Little Lady shot there. The castle is intesting and the walled garden delightful.

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Not a very well known castle but one you should see. It is owned by Lord Saye and Sele and the Fiennes family. The grounds are great too. Definitely worth a detour.

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East Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It's tucked away just off a minor road a few miles to the south-west of Banbury, and it isn't open all the year round, so do check out their website for the opening times. That said, don't miss the chance to see it. This moated property has for about 700 years been the family home of the Fiennes family (now... More 

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MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this review

Thank you HeritageHawk for your kind review, and indeed to all the other people who visited Broughton Castle this year and took the trouble to leave TripAdvisor comments. We enjoy and learn from the comments - even the one bad one (who came in on a day when we weren't open) reminded us to improve our signage and encourage people... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A real treat. History everywhere: building and contents, the moat, church and a wonderful atmosphere. There is a shop selling the usual gifts . Home cooked food was excellent. Beautiful gardens too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you've read William Fienne's Snow Geese or The music room you'll know Broughton Castle. Fiennes clearly loves every tile and stone of it and having visited I could understand that. It is a beautiful place, both the romantic castle of our imagination and the very specific family home of history. Not all of it was romantic though: one Fiennes... More 

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Caernarfon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited the castle during our recent stay in Oxfordshire - it isn't open every day so do check before going but it is well worth the entrance fee. Didn't realise the castle had been used as the location for so many films and TV programmes.

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Mawsley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I recently visited Broughton Castle, Banbury, Oxfordshiire. I can honestly say this was one of the most interesting and enjoyable visits to a stately home we have ever made - and we've made quite a few! The Castle is a mediaeval, moated manor house which is still owned and occupied by the Saye and Sele family. It... More 

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Visited here on a Wednesday afternoon and enjoyed looking around this lived in historical home. It was so clean everywhere (toilets/café/castle) and the guides were friendly and approachable. There are quite a few stairs to get to the rooms at the top of the castle (and to the roof for the view) but there were handrails and plenty of chairs... More 

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