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Broughton Castle

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Address: Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
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+44 1295 276070
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 is now closed for the season, but 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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Best of Banbury

A truly unique place, which without a doubt is the most significant historical sight in Banbury. A castle, a stately home, fabulous gardens and completely unspoilt surrounding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A truly unique place, which without a doubt is the most significant historical sight in Banbury. A castle, a stately home, fabulous gardens and completely unspoilt surrounding countryside in one place. A trip to Banbury is incomplete without a visit here. Wonderful.

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MartinFiennes, Manager at Broughton Castle, responded to this review

Thanks Benjamin - we really value your feedback and are glad you have enjoyed Broughton Castle so much. We hope you visit again. Best wishes More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been a couple of times and its a pretty place but there isn't really enough to keep a family entertained for long. It could do with a play space etc.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Home of the Fiennes family, who have actually achieved things not just sat around being "Landed" Very interesting history, lovely house and gardens, tranquil setting, good cafe. Check opening days before you go - opens at 2pm

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Adderbury, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A facinating old and unspoilt home and castle. Not very big but full of history and original features. The gardens and moat are simple and elegant and the church is a must.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I brought my niece and her boyfriend from Australia to see the castle. They loved it. We were kindly accommodated when we had been held up and arrived 30 minutes before closing time due to a traffic incident. It would be good to get a special discounted price for locals or an annual pass because I have many visitors from... More 

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Thank Mery W
Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Owned by generations of the Fiennes family played an important role in the English Civil War - secret loft room where parliamentarians planned revolt and campaigns. Moated with lovely grounds. Lord Saye and Seal often about. Friendly chap for an arito!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had been wanting to go here for over a year and we thought 2016 was the right year for it! The castle is stunning with picturesque views all around. This is a great attraction for the family day out. We had a lovely time and definately will go back. Thank you

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We had been meaning to visit the castle for a while and finally managed to get there! What a beautiful location and immaculately presented. Well done for the enthusiastic and knowledge staff they were complete stars!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I loved it here. It's a stunning exterior, helped of course by the sunny weather we were having. It's also really peaceful due to the fact that the cars are away from the house and everyone approaches on foot. The house was welcomingly cool on a hot day and the gardens were delightful. I particularly liked the interior of the... More 

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MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. A couple of things a) very happy to let you try the spiral staircase next time! b) Loos in the car park: we had plans to put them in the stable block 18 months ago, but the cost of doing so (given that we are Grade I listed and a Scheduled Ancient Monument)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I remember going there with a very special friend and her dog Rog It is a lovely place to visit I remember climbing about 230 steps to the tower Fantastic view She was surprised as I lived in Banbury years ago that I had not been before RIP KAL x

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