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Broughton Castle

Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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Delightful castle, great for a visit with family and or friends

Great castle, really enjoyed visiting - three times so far, but plenty to see and learn. Delightful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tavistock1
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Just wow!

This place is amazing. Really worth the effort of getting there on a Wednesday or Sunday. You can... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
eph9
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Aylesbury, 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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"saye and sele"
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"fortified manor house"
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"wolf hall"
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"well worth a visit"
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"family home"
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"civil war"
in 17 reviews
"chinese wallpaper"
in 7 reviews
"car park"
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"lord and lady"
in 13 reviews
"walled garden"
in 10 reviews
"tea room and shop"
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"king george"
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"surrounding fields"
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"limited opening hours"
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"wednesday afternoon"
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"steeped in history"
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"knowledgeable guides"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great castle, really enjoyed visiting - three times so far, but plenty to see and learn. Delightful setting, interesting helpful staff will give you any information you need. Tea room definitely worth a visit. Will be going back again soon!! Children loved it, they were...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Really worth the effort of getting there on a Wednesday or Sunday. You can feel the history pouring out of the walls. So nice to see an old place still looking so beautiful and full of history inside. The Lord and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a private tour of the manor house and had afternoon tea there as part of our guided tour of the Cotswolds. The manor house was impressive especially the great hall room with numerous spear, guns, armor on the walls. The gardens were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arriving found the setting enchanting. Grounds & gardens are wonderful. The Manor house is really Beautiful inside & very interesting to look around all the rooms. The on hand guides are very helpful. The castle is only open on a Wednesday & a Sunday...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Broughton Castle offers the very best of the Cotswolds with an engaging Manor House, wonderful gardens and a wide moat all surrounded by parkland. It also has possibly the best tea shop in the region. The house itself is an interesting building filled with stuff...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a summers day this was a lovely place to visit and we enjoyed walking round the grounds. An interesting place to visit.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This is an amazing place and we enjoyed every minute. Highlights were going out onto the roof, the friendly room guides, the green man and the Chinese wallpaper. A lot of the castle is open to view and there is a lot to be learned...More

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Martin F, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you. It is loved! Hope you can come again in the sunshine.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I had the pleasure of taking 27 from The Arts Society to Broughton Castle. We were escorted round the castle by Martin Fiennes, who gave us a superb guided tour of his home, family history and major historical events linked to the castle. It has...More

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MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you! I enjoyed it and hope to see you all again.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Even on a typically dull and overcast day, I would imagine that most visitors are spellbound by the beauty of this house, encircled by a moat and set in a peaceful rural landscape. Dating (mostly) from the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, this fortified manor even...More

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MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for your comments. Wait for the sunshine and the roses and come again!

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Broughton Castle is a beautiful medieval manor in the Oxfordshire countryside and is definitely one of the best country houses I have ever visited (and I've visited a lot). Filled with history and wonderful objects from the families long and illustrious history, I even had...More

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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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