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Broughton Castle

Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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A lovely place to visit.

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue F
Wonderful even in the rain!

This is an amazing place and we enjoyed every minute. Highlights were going out onto the roof, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
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Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 18 April 2018

My children, Paul & Beverley are the 10th gt grandchildren of Nathaniel & Frances Fiennes. Their Aunt Celia is the most wonderful person who rode from top to bottom of the United Kingdom in the 1600+. Please read her story, it is outstanding. My daughter...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

arrived to see a couple walking their pet llamas down the road which was amazing, the castle is great to see and climb the towers inside. sad to see that most of it is now ruins (sad to see our history vanishing) the site is...More

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Martin F, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks very much for your review, but I have a feeling it got muddled with somewhere else on your trip (Kenilworth Castle?). Broughton Castle is not in ruins, happily, and we hope you will be able to make a visit there in the spring sunshine...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit on a wet afternoon if you are interested in historical houses + with excellent guides in each room. We spent so long in the castle/house we did not manage to visit the cafe! It is only open on certain days and...More

Thank Shan J
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely fortified manor house that you want to live in. Still occupied by the owners, who also act as room stewards. The gardens are also lovely, surrounded by the moat. Great tea rooms too.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I first visited here for a charity dog walk in October 2017. I have lived in the area for a couple of years and had no idea this place was on my doorstep! You are allowed to wander the grounds but be aware they graze...More

Thank Sally B
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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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