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Address: Broughton | OX15 5EB, Banbury, England
Phone Number: 44 1295 276070
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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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They did a Christmas special from this Castle....it's just beautiful the only castle with a full moat all the way around.I think it's still owned by Lord Saye and Seal and is open... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Carcassonne, France
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Carcassonne, France
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They did a Christmas special from this Castle....it's just beautiful the only castle with a full moat all the way around.I think it's still owned by Lord Saye and Seal and is open on various days,the park land is again beautiful grat for kids and great for summer picnics.....try the Saye and Seal arms it's like stepping back in time... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 636 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This magnificent moated manor house dates from the 14th century with alterations in the Tudor period, repairs after the Civil War and major restorations in the late 20th century. As a result the house shines and despite being an impressive manor also feels like an intimate, family home. The Great Hall incorporates the medieval hall, Tudor windows and plaster pendant... More 

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Woodford Halse, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This beautiful original manor house is beautifully preserved and instantly recognisable to many who watch historical tv programmes and feature films! A hidden gem near Banbury the house has knowledgeable guides who make the tour very interesting and it has been involved in some of the most important historic events. The gardens are beautiful and would be spectacular in summer... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This castle has been used as a setting for several films. We enjoyed going around and identifying the rooms used in films we'd seen! The coffee shop is lovely. The cakes are to die for and the staff helpful and cheerful. The small shop has a good selection of gifts and seem reasonably priced. We live quite close by and... More 

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1 Thank Janet T
Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I had been meaning to visit this place, only living about 15 minutes away and i was absolutely thrilled when i did. They have done a fantastic job maintaining it. The inside was beautifully decorated and the outside garden and surrounding moat provided a calm and peaceful setting. I very much enjoyed my sunny Sunday in July at this old... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Still inhabited by Lord and Lady Saye and Sele, this is a wonderful example of an old family home with its moat and exquisite gardens. The extensive parkland surrounding it gives a wonderful range of vistas from which to obtains views of the house, and there is also a good cafe and gift shop. If the owners are at home,... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy peaceful unhurried visits with beautiful country surroundings, come and visit Broughton Castle. Lovely tea room with delicious cakes and scones. Well kept castle with moat. Most enjoyable and highly recommended. Doug

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We enjoyed out trip to Broughton Castle but as my wife is disabled we did not find the grounds particularly wheel-chair friendly. Nonetheless a beautiful setting for a lovely old English residence and a picnic by the moat is an excellent way of spending a summer afternoon/evening. The cafe is also to be recommended for its choice of teas and... More 

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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We visited whilst on holiday in the area. As keen gardeners, we especially enjoyed the beautiful gardens, which contain some very interesting plants. There is plenty to see within the castle and the view from the roof is superb - lots of steps, so only for those fit enough! We enjoyed refreshments in the tea room, most reasonably priced. The... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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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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