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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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Beautiful little treasue

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Jacobean. Lovely setting. Loads of history. Friendly staff - often Lord and lady Sele welcome you. Oliver cromwell planned some Oxfordshire battles here. Armour. Oak panelled rooms. What's not to like?

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Cafe bit expensive.Wonderful views of castle grounds and surrounding countryside. Lovely area. Easy parking. Church was near, nice walks around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I had been promising to take my wife here for some time. Broughton Castle is a privately owned property that has been in the same family for many generations and is owned by some old friends of the family who I have not seen for many years. In order to avoid any awkwardness we went along as normal fee payers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a lovely afternoon at Broughton Castle. The weather was absolutely gorgeous. Glad I checked the opening times as during May it is only open on Wednesdays during the week and not until 2pm. Excellent toilet facilities which are situated on the car park. A very cosy coffee room for a drink and slice of cake or a scone. Soup... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Walked round the grounds, with sheep and longhorn cattle. Beautiful moat, trees and views. Unfortunately did not realise the castle was only open from 2pm until 5pm and arrived at 11.30 am so were unable to view inside.....other people did the same.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Not a place to visit if you are disabled, I watched a disabled lady struggle to get up the stairs here, with no assistance. The grounds are nice, the weather unfortunately was atrocious. We managed to go round and see most of the rooms altough I expect there is alot that you do not see here. The current lady of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I would recommend Broughton Castle for a visit if you like history and are a film buff, as it is full of both, having been used as a film set on many occasions and the Fiennes acting family link. We had a great afternoon walking in the grounds and have a tour of the house. The family are extremely knowledgeable... More 

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