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Broughton Castle

Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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What an amazing place! If you want your History pre-packaged and offered to you on a plate, well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
York, United Kingdom
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Beautiful fortified manor house.

We visited as part of a group, the house is a family home with a moat and a small beautiful walled... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wimborne, 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
+44 1295 276070
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place! If you want your History pre-packaged and offered to you on a plate, well this won't be for you. But if you like History, especially English History, then this is a must! In the same family since 1377 and still lived...More

Thank chufft
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited as part of a group, the house is a family home with a moat and a small beautiful walled garden surrounded with farmland. The guide [Stephen] was excellent, no limits on photos which was very nice. Broughton Castle has been the setting for...More

Thank Howie30
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am rating the gardens here which are free and absolutely beautiful, there is a walled garden and the house from the outside is lovely.(Good photos). There is a moat which is nice to walk around, would definitely visit again especially as it is local!!More

Thank hawkins186361
MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review - but just to be clear - it is not free! The entrance price for house & garden for an adult is £9, the entrance for garden only is £5 (see our website for details on open days, private...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt about it the garden & architecture from another time are beautiful but thats about where it ends.The Organisation running the place appear to consist almost entirely of people aged in their 6Os or 7Os.A younger mix would have been welcome.Similiarly the guests on...More

Thank lazenlondonuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

A self-guided tour but the guidebook was informative and in every room, there were booklets with additional material. The house has some very fine ancient plaster ceilings and amazing wood panelling. The pictures (mostly family portraits) are fine but there is little information attached to...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as members of the Historic Houses Association Great house to visit tons of interest and the house tour is self guided. Gardens full of interest and you can also stroll down to the moat The unmown wildlife areas are coming along nicely. tea...More

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic. Owned by the same family for 100's of years. Not at all a Museum. Lovely flower beds and plants for sale. Try to ask the family members questions.

Thank brianbluebird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this through Historic Houses and loved visiting it. Plenty of helpful inpuit from some great volunteer guides. The castle is a living record of the Wyckeham and Fiennes family, which has owned the house since the early 1300s. From the stunning Great Hall right...More

Thank Nicholas H
MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nicholas, great review - thank you for taking the trouble.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle opens on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons. The 14th century original parts of the house are well explained. There are very helpful guide books in most rooms and friendly, helpful guides who are more than happy to share the fascinating history of the family,...More

Thank Autraliantraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited there recently with a group of friends and we had a private tour of the castle before it opened to the public. Really informative and interesting tour. We then had a pre-booked sandwich and salad lunch in the café which was excellent and...More

Thank Hils12
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Hello My local gardening club is considering a visit. Can you give an estimate of how long it would take to go round the Castle, and then how long to walk around the garden on average? Also, is there a best time to visit the garden - are there some times when it is particularly spectacular? Regards Jan
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
Website appears down,so can you tell me if your still open through October,and entry prices.Many thanks.
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
Hi I am 55 years old and thinking of booking the hotel - I will be with my 15 year old son who likes football, water polo etc can you tell me if these activities are available?
31 January 2015|
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Response from MartinFiennes | Property representative |
Hello, I'm afraid we aren't a hotel. regards Martin Broughton Castle