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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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An English Gem

I agree with Simon Jenkins in his book 'England's Thousand Best Houses'. He puts Broughton Castle in the top twenty with 5 stars. It is beautifully kept by the owners, who are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I agree with Simon Jenkins in his book 'England's Thousand Best Houses'. He puts Broughton Castle in the top twenty with 5 stars. It is beautifully kept by the owners, who are constantly adding more photographs and artefacts. Parts of 'Wolf Hall' TV series were filmed here, and the movie Shakespeare in Love. The history goes back to the 14th... More 

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Freeland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have have lived in Oxfordshire near Witney for more than 22 years and had not realized what we had been missing. Having just joined the Historic Houses Association, we found this castle was on the HHA list, so we went along to see what it was all about. What a surprise to find a place so interesting with so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Unfortunately it was closed but you could walk around the grounds which are beautiful. we were with our dog who had a lovely time. Really peaceful place as we were the only people there.

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A lovely venue with incredible gardens and countryside. I didn't go inside Broughton Castle, but enjoyed my time in the gardens and area.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When I visited I thought that only the garden would be open so what a treat to find that the house was open too. Its an utterly charming place with lots of friendly assistants. Dating from 1300's and owned by the same family throughout (related to Sir Randolph Fiennes) with a moat, wonderful gardens and a fascinating house, full of... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Amazing building and wonderful hospitality from the owners. They welcome groups by prior arrangement and share a wealth of interesting stories about the building and filming that has taken place there over the years.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What an absolute gem of a medieval manor house! It is surrounded by a moat and has a beautiful rose garden! Only open a few days a week but well worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Castle is very well maintained and the keepers are proud of their involvement with many films and television shows. The layout of the tour is easy to follow through all floors (including a rooftop visit) and the historical items are too numerous to mention. The royal pardon of Lord Fiennes by Charles II from 1441 with the original wax... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

First impression is of how friendly and welcoming. Very light house, not at all fusty or gloomy like some old houses. Privately owned and still lived in by the family over many generations. Free flow with no barriers so you can see each room properly and get a real "feel" of the place. Guides are very knowledgeable, all of them... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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