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Address: Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
Phone Number: 44 1295 276070
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A moated fortified manor house, about 3 miles west of Banbury. Built in...

A moated fortified manor house, about 3 miles west of Banbury. Built in 1300 and then later added to in 1550, the Castle had strong links with the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War (1642-51). Still a family home, Broughton Castle is lived in by Lord & Lady Saye & Sele of the Fiennes family. Beautiful formal garden and park, particularly during the summer months. The Castle's is now closed for the season, but public open days will resume from the beginning of April 2017 (2pm - 5pm Wednesdays and Sundays). We are open for group tours at any time of the year by appointment. We have a recently refurbished tea room offering light lunches and delicious afternoon teas,

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I loved it here. It's a stunning exterior, helped of course by the sunny weather we were having. It's also really peaceful due to the fact that the cars are away from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved it here. It's a stunning exterior, helped of course by the sunny weather we were having. It's also really peaceful due to the fact that the cars are away from the house and everyone approaches on foot. The house was welcomingly cool on a hot day and the gardens were delightful. I particularly liked the interior of the... More 

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MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. A couple of things a) very happy to let you try the spiral staircase next time! b) Loos in the car park: we had plans to put them in the stable block 18 months ago, but the cost of doing so (given that we are Grade I listed and a Scheduled Ancient Monument)... More 

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember going there with a very special friend and her dog Rog It is a lovely place to visit I remember climbing about 230 steps to the tower Fantastic view She was surprised as I lived in Banbury years ago that I had not been before RIP KAL x

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Thank Vaughan J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was lovely to see the house where a number of films have been located, and the rooms had interesting displays. The climb up to the roof was worth it and the church was interesting. However, we thought the entry price too expensive and we had to queue to get in. The lack of gluten-free cake meant we didn't try... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you walk up to the gates, you know you are in for something special. Its not open very much through the year, so if you are planning a please check first. Broughton Castle is home to the 21st Lord and Lady Saye & Sele, and can often be seen wandering around..whose family name is Fiennes. The ownership... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Broughton Castle was a nice surprise. Although it's only open a couple of afternoons a week, it wasn't crowded. An actual moated, defensible small castle that played an important role in the English Civil War. Although there are plenty of oak paneled and atmospheric rooms to explore, it feels quite intimate and personal. And indeed it is. We were told... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying in Swerford and Broughton Castle was recommended by our host. The Castle only opens on certain days so it is important for all visitors to check opening times. We visited yesterday and loved the building and the stunning grounds. There are many stairs in the house so it is not suitable if you have mobility issues but... More 

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Thank Corka59
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been visiting here for 10 years but always without checking opening hours. Put that right yesterday. Lovely place and thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

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Thank Stoneleigh
Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Broughton Castle remains just as it seemed in the English civil war. A great historical building with a formal garden, a moat and amid many acres of parkland. The castle is still occupied by the same family for many generations

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is interesting, and the castle itself is beautiful. It's calm, it's quiet, and very restful to visit. Lots of steps, so those with disabilities will have miss much of the house A lot to see... Take your time, and look around, or you'll miss a lot. Very enjoyable.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and beautiful house steeped in history with so many original features. Amazing mulberry tree and oak trees! Superb church and very welcoming knowledgable staff. A pleasure to have visited a well maintained home with a glorious moat

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MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this review

Kathy, thank you for your review. We're always delighted to receive such positive feedback about our stewards and guides. Their knowledge and enthusiasm help make Broughton Castle what it is. We really value their input to our visitors' experience and will pass your comments on to them. Many thanks More 

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