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Broughton Castle

Open Now: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A happy, very historic small Castle

This beautiful, very, very old castle (14th century plus!) was a delight to visit today. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet B
Oxford, United Kingdom

This is a perfect, moated castle/house with lovely gardens. Opening hours are very limited (2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emsworth, 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...more
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Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful, very, very old castle (14th century plus!) was a delight to visit today. It is still lived in by the same family that first inhabited it hundreds of years ago - there is a lovely, warm and inviting atmosphere here. There are plenty...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect, moated castle/house with lovely gardens. Opening hours are very limited (2 afternoons a week in the summer) but it is well worth the effort of planning a visit there. There is a lot to see (compared with many NT houses) and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This property is still in private hands and lovingly maintained by the Fiennes family. We were lucky enough to meet Lord Saye & Sele during our visit. It’s only open a few days a week so check before you travel.

Thank Corinne53DLE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely warm day so I thought I would go to Broughton Castle. Although it was closed this particular Sunday, the grounds were still open to walk around. The sheep were just wandering around and not interesting in my dog, although I would not have...More

Thank Sue F
MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Sue. Just for clarity - we are open every Sunday April-Sept 2pm to 5pm; (and every Wed in same period) maybe you were only there in the morning? Hope you get to come round the Castle itself one day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tea and coffee, good selection of cakes, tea cakes , cream tea etc in cosy surroundings. Staff friendly and lots of history around the castle. Nice walks rounded off with a pleasant afternoon tea

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An enjoyable afternoon, the castle is medieval and has seen many generations of the same family caring for it and living in it Only open in the spring, summer but well worth a visit. The weather that afternoon was not so good or we would...More

Thank Tilly168
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This was a very interesting visit with the house being in the same family since the 1500's, especially interesting was the family tree in the great hall. The Long Gallery was a really lovely airy room. We had a personal tour of the attic by...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

I organised a private tour for a group The Castle staff couldn't have been more helpful We all had a wonderful guided tour from a well informed and entertaining guide The building is amazing and reflects the history of the country fascinating treasures and wonderful...More

Thank Norma J
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Broughton Castle. Lots to see and the rooms were very homely, with family photos displayed. Great view from the roof, didnt use the tea room but visited the church. Toilets ate in the car park, very clean.

Thank Cookiescot
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We really loved the manor as well as the garden and the tea we had under a shady tree in a wonderful sunny, warm afternoon. We heartily recommend a visit.

Thank chiaratiz
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19 June 2018|
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Response from MartinF4305 | Property representative |
Hi - if I had a couple of days in the area I'd also aim to see Rousham, Canons Ashby, Chasleton, the gardens at Broughton Grange (only on Wednesdays) and Romeo & Juliet at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon. All within c. 15... More
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.