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Review of Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle
Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Banbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Lord & Lady Saye & Sele of the Fiennes family. Beautiful formal garden and park, particularly during the summer months. 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,
Red Deer, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 10, 2013

my grandfather lived and worked there my father played there as a child,we toured the castle in the mid seventies what an experience,we were told that we could go anywhere in the castle after talking to the Lord.I recommend a must visit. i was born in Banbury in 1960 so was being shown my heritage which i will never forget.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Ray W
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Authentic atmosphere within relaxed surroundings”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Roam the grounds freely, visiting nearby church with the Saye & Sele family crests displayed inside. Great place for a family picnic.

Castle and gardens open for a small fee. Also has a small tearoom I believed run by Lady Saye & Sele. One of the guides to the house is his Lordship himself, although he tries not to let on that he is a Lord.

Scene of many film sets - Three Men and A Little Lady, Shakespeare In Love, and others.

Visited October 2012
Thank Laurence T
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Cotswolds, England
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

A hidden gem; good history, well presented. Enjoy the views from the roof as well as the gardens. Worth checking to see the limited opening dates.

Visited September 2012
Thank VillagePeople6
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Lord greets you at the gate to take your admission.”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

The Castle is delightful, Three men and a little lady was filmed here, guides are very informative. The tea room serves delicious food....and cakes....there is often some craft work being done there and if you are lucky you can buy some great plants there

Thank 63maz
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“A view from the outside.”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Having stayed in the area we were dissapointed to find that the Castle is only open certain days and only for certain times of the year. However following a little on line research I found that you can walk through the local churchyard [very pleasant] to open parkland that has lovely views across the moat to the castle. If you are in the area and find it to be closed, I would recommend the short walk just to glimpse and photograph this fine building. There is a small lay-by on the B4305 by Warren lodge with a pathway opposite to the church, you are less than a 5min walk away.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank gomms13
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