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Broughton Castle

Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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Wonderful setting

Rotary club of Banbury Cherwell held our cycling sporting for 700 riders in the grounds and it... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Derek B
via mobile
lovely house...restricted opening times

beautiful grounds in which you can spend all day without entrance fee, but to cross the bridge and... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Banbury, 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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Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Rotary club of Banbury Cherwell held our cycling sporting for 700 riders in the grounds and it inspired riders to do 100 , 50, 20 or 5 mile rides. See @cyclingatcastle

1  Thank Derek B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

beautiful grounds in which you can spend all day without entrance fee, but to cross the bridge and within the moat is what you pay for. doesnt take alot of time to go around and only opens at 2pm so dont get there at 11....like...More

Thank tigrrrr
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We loved the castle and all of its surroundings. It's a beautiful castle which you can see that still a home for the owner. If you are lucky, you may even meet him. There are also many family portrait paintings. The view from the terrace...More

Thank Altug71
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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

1  Thank Eirene Maya S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

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 6 September 2017 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 31 August 2017

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

Thank Richard186288
Reviewed 23 August 2017

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 21 August 2017

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
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30 July 2017|
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.
10 April 2017|
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
Simon S
9 October 2016|
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