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Address: Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
Phone Number: 44 1295 276070
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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 public open days in 2016 are Wednesdays and Sundays from 1st May to 14th September 2016 (also Thursdays in July and August, and Bank Holiday Mondays). Our opening times are from 2pm to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm). We have a recently refurbished tea room offering light lunches and delicious afternoon teas. We are open for group tours at any time of the year by appointment.

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Not a Crinkly Bottom in Sight!!!

Managed to find myself free on one of the few days this delightful place opens. Although I've lived locally all my life and seen the castle on TV, actually being there was really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited today with friends all members of HHA so do visit a lot of Houses. Wonderfully maintained house regrettably none of us could feel any connection to the house. The guides that we engaged with were friendly but regrettably quite poor on their knowledge and failed to enthuse or improve our experience. I feel that the house needs to somehow... More 

Thank Mallfoy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Managed to find myself free on one of the few days this delightful place opens. Although I've lived locally all my life and seen the castle on TV, actually being there was really wonderful. All rooms had an information pack and the main rooms had well-informed and polite stewards who answered any question asked of them. The interior was looking... More 

Thank BigMisterJones
Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This castle is very well worth visiting. The history, the building and the grounds are lovely. It has a great ambience and sense of the past and the story of the family add to the interest

Thank pruwb
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've visited a few times. Just love the place. We always love going out onto the roof! Beautiful garden, great little tea room. A gem.

Thank Helen T
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thouroughly enjoyed our visit to Broughton castle - much more to see inside than we had expected. Parts are really old .... yet you can just imagine what it was like to comfortably live in. Great chinese wallpaper in some of the bedrooms, suits of armour, nice old furniture, - you can even step out onto the roof!

Thank BobandJosie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lovely thing about Broughton castle is despite the fact it has been modernised throughout the ages it still has the feel of a castle (moat, great hall, suits of armour), while at the same time having rooms that are more akin to a stately home. In short you get a bit of everything which I loved. The car park... More 

Thank Stuart C
Belair, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying quite close to Banbury and this moated castle seemed to be an obvious choice to begin our quest of discovering all things English and ancient. The guides placed in each room where friendly, although some were more forthcoming with information and knowledge than others, which was a shame. There was one gentleman who was a retired school,teacher... More 

Thank Debra S
Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Boughton Castle this afternoon. Been meaning to do this for some time. Impressed with FREE parking, and exceptionally clean toilets in the parking area near to the tea rooms. Tea rooms themselves were sensibly priced with the normal, cream tea's,cakes, and hot food, very pleasant staff. Entry to the castle and grounds not overly expensive either. Interesting medieval castle.... More 

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MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this review

Robert, Many thanks for your comments. In terms of written materials we find it a bit difficult to try and get the balance right between being a family house (which it is) and having the kind of detail of written notes that a museum might have. We tend to have less and assume that those that want more written information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This moated castle is open only a couple of days each week, for a few hours, but well worth planning in. The West wing is still occupied by the owners and their family, and if you have read The Music Room by William Fiennes - you will be in the home and place where this book is set. The staff... More 

Thank ukcamel
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit there, it is absolutely beautiful and the parc is definitely worth a good stroll. I will definitely come back.

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