Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle, Banbury: Hours, Address, Broughton Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Broughton Castle
4.5
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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A moated fortified manor house, about 2 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 the Fiennes family. Beautiful formal garden and park. 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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1-2 hours
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Andrew D
Cotswolds, UK42 contributions
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Surrounded by a wide moat, Broughton castle is a pleasant visit for a couple of hours. Though the tour or the castle was signed in each room, unobtrusive guides were on hand to answer questions and share the stories of the castle and its occupants. Outside, the formal gardens and surrounding parkland provide great views of the castle from all angles. A small shop and cafe in the grounds provide inexpensive teas, coffee and cake. Covid management was excellent throughout. Wonderful!
Written August 4, 2021
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Yugneb
Liverpool, UK44 contributions
Visited Broughton castle with a group, we had a private tour. Everyone commented how interesting and beautiful this property is. The tea room was also opened specially for us and I can throughly recommend the cream tea. This property is totally uncommercialised and is well worth a visit.
Written July 7, 2022
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easilypleasedNorfolk
Norfolk62 contributions
Broughton Castle gardens and house are well worth a visit, set within the moat this old fortified manor house is picture post card delightful. We went on a sunny day to make things even better, the gardens although small are well tended with an abundance of annuals and shrubs. The house of which most is open is an historic treasurer trove of 500 years of British history, experienced help is on hand in each of the castle rooms to explain anything and enough signs and labels etc to get a feel of the history. It was very Covid friendly with lots of space between visitors with a reduced amount of people in the castle at any one time, not rushed at all but a short queue to initially get in. There was also a very nice cafe in the castle grounds which served most items you could want, very reasonably priced and friendly helpful staff. Middle of the road price to get into the castle but you can spend several hours there so good value. As a bonus we paid our entrance fee to the Lord of the castle which was different, a hands on approach by the owners.
Written July 25, 2020
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Margaret B
Suffolk, UK3 contributions
A visit to this wonderful house & gardens is a must. We were lucky enough to have a guided tour by the current owner who was charming & informative. The house oozes history & is fascinating, with many interesting artifacts. Apparently, it has featured in several films & TV historical dramas, so we shall be watching those with renewed interest. A light lunch in the cafe after the tour was delicious - altogether this was one of the most interesting places we have ever visited. It was wonderful to learn about one house & family's contribution to English history over so many years.
Written June 21, 2022
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Andy
Banbury, UK8 contributions
Never know what is on your doorstep until you explore, so glad I took the time to spend a few hours in the sunshine.
Helpful and friendly staff complement the history and scenery. The gardens and outside area are beautiful especially the scents as you enter the Ladies Garden from the house.
Unfortunately, the views from the roof were not available because of issues with social distancing on the access stairs to the top.
There are toilets in the main car park, a shop, and a tea room.
Would recommend a couple of hours to have a slow walk around the house, gardens, and grounds.
Written June 18, 2021
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Michael N
Cheadle Hulme, UK4,019 contributions
Good start to our short staycation in Oxfordshire area. Castle does not look that impressive from outside and the grounds/gardens were not that big.
Inside there are some nice rooms to see on the one way system and plenty of info available about items on display.
In some areas the furniture was very modern looking and thus out of place.
Booking restrictions and timings when you are travelling for several hours could be difficult to adhere to.
Written July 6, 2021
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429Happy
Chichester, UK3,352 contributions
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Just over two miles south west of Banbury lies this quite stunning attraction. You get four in one. The house sits majestically around the picturesque moat containing many interesting artefacts. The walled garden is a place of much colour and peace. Both are contained in the splendour of the rolling English Countryside. Finally on the way out make a special visit to the Grade 1 Church .
What a splendid visit to be had.
Written July 1, 2021
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FinediningAmber
Salisbury, UK120 contributions
Spent a very pleasant, sunny afternoon at Broughton Castle yesterday. Fabulous place, steeped in history. The castle is well maintained and all the staff very friendly and approachable. Even family members mingled with visitors and staff alike, they too were welcoming and friendly and happy to answer questions about the castle and some of it's interesting decorative details.

After visiting the Castle, we enjoyed a walk through the beautiful gardens and strolled by the moat and into the fields beyond. English countryside in all it's glory! We also had tea and cake in a lovely tea room which had ample room for indoor and outdoor seating, all socially distanced of course.

Tickets were on a timed basis to limit numbers but once inside the Castle, you were able to wander around the rooms at your leisure. There was no rushing you through as has been our experience at other places. Photography (no flash) is also permitted. Wonderful way to spend an afternoon and hope to return with family later in the summer.
Written June 7, 2021
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Sarah S
Woking, UK158 contributions
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Looking for a day out on a rainy day in lockdown in the area was proving a challenge- so we were lucky to find this gorgeous house near to where we were staying near Banbury. It’s only open on Wednesday and Sunday (and Bank Holidays) and definitely worth a visit. Highlights were the hand painted wallpaper in two of the bedrooms. The family had connections to Oliver Cromwell and Charles I & II so plenty of interesting history. Lovely grounds and cafe too.
Written August 23, 2020
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Wyn G
Leamington Spa, UK310 contributions
This castle has a very homely feel as it is still lived in by the family as it has been for centuries. The current senior member will be 100 in September. There are some beautiful rooms to see with portraits and historic wallpaper. You can relax in the gardens after touring the house.
Written July 30, 2020
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Broughton Castle is open:
  • Sun - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM