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Broughton Castle

Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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Small and Simple but interesting Castle / Historic House

We went here with my brother as he is a real fan of visiting historic buildings and houses as he... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RolandPJ
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Daventry, United Kingdom
A fairytale castle - but still a functioning home as well

Visited at the end of the Summer holidays, so relatively few other visitors. A wonderful 'homely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eirene Maya S
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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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 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,
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Hours Today: 14:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
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+44 1295 276070
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here with my brother as he is a real fan of visiting historic buildings and houses as he and his wife were staying with us for the weekend. The castle has limited opening days and hours so do check their website to see...More

Thank RolandPJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited at the end of the Summer holidays, so relatively few other visitors. A wonderful 'homely' feel, as the castle is still lived in by the family. The entrance to the castle from the main road is narrow - single lane - be aware that...More

Thank Eirene Maya S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didnt know this place existed until we arrived in Banbury and picked up an information leaflet. It is a wonderful place to visit. Full of history about the Fiennes family. Lovely garden. Really good tea shop. Very friendly informative staff. A must do if your...More

Thank 25gilly7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning moated fortified Manor House. The route through the rooms of the house was very well planned and overall it was well worth the 120 mile round trip to visit it. Well-informed and friendly room stewards were the icing on the cake. Oh, and the...More

Thank meridian53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful experience that will live in the memory. Such kindness to a disabled lady and her friends.

Thank Richard186288
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to,spend a summer afternoon. The little church in the castle grounds is fascinating nd the cafe serves a nice cup of tea !

Thank Rose4105
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You feel you are in the middle of a movie. The hosts are the owners itself and they have tons of story. The gardens are lovely to walk.

Thank ElviraHelena
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Open on Weds and Sundays only BUT who cares? This is the real thing with a proper moat and a family who live here. Thoroughly splendid as are the team and the tea place!

Thank RobininBRISTOL
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Went with the family as a birthday day out. A lovely quaint castle steeped in history. Nice to see the owner about the place talking to people. Down fall was that the facts about each piece were all written in a booklet which was placed...More

Thank akib7
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I go to Broughton castle often and walk the grounds. Dog friendly walks with stunning views of the medieval house and near immaculate gardens and of course the superb moat. Fatastic for photographers.

Thank Richard B
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DubaiDesertChick
30 July 2017|
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Response from MartinFiennes | Property representative |
V suitable for dogs and 4 year-olds! The latter can go inside the house but not the former; lovely garden and park for the dog, and a dog bowl outside the Tea Room.
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sweetmelissa9
10 April 2017|
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Response from MartinFiennes | Property representative |
Hello Jan, private tours of the house take about 1.15 hours; then the garden can be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour plus. Roses are great late June / early July (maybe especially late June given the last week!). Tea... More
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Simon S
9 October 2016|
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Response from MartinFiennes | Property representative |
Hi Simon I'm afraid we are close now until next April. The website appears to have gone down after lots of visitors came on during the Antiques Roadshow! Soryy. Next year we are open Sundays and Wednesdays from Aoril to... More
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