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Broughton Castle

Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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Tea Room, dishonest

Friends gave us a £30 voucher for afternoon tea at Broughton Castle, they open at 2:00 pm, we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Roger W
Banbury, United Kingdom
The castle and knot garden used in filming of Wolf Hall

Delightful visit. Interesting walk around three floors of the castle and out onto the roof for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hartfield, 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 5 days ago

Friends gave us a £30 voucher for afternoon tea at Broughton Castle, they open at 2:00 pm, we arrived at 2:05. Entered tea room, asked for an afternoon tea, lady said you have to book, only one couple (customers in tea room). Asked what we...More

2  Thank Roger W
MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Roger, Doesn't sound like a happy visit. I'm sorry. I will try and find out what went on. The team at Banbury Catering who look after the Tea Room have consistently excellent reviews so something must have gone wrong here. You say you know...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful visit. Interesting walk around three floors of the castle and out onto the roof for excellent views of the gardens and countryside. With the castle having all its Fiennes family history, the moat, the nearby church and the sheep grazing, this is historical England!...More

Thank cfredman2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breath-taking architecture in an idyllic setting. Hundreds of years of turbulent history brought to life in a lived in home, not just a house. Generations of the Fiennes family, names we know and love. The gardens, most and gatehouse set off this ancient Manor House....More

Thank Howard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aparty of ageing university graduate colleagues were afforded a guided tour, taking in all aspects of the Castle including a climb up to, and out onto, the excellently leaded roof with wonderful views of the moat, gardens and surrounding countryside. Excellent history lesson including a...More

Thank crispash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from an afternoon visit to this excellent example an English fortified Manor House complete with a moat and gate house. This house is only open to the public on certain days and today, Sunday, from 2 till 5 but nevertheless gave us 2...More

1  Thank Pollyb523
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not surprised that Broughton Castle has been used in so many films because you can feel a sense of history in the rooms. The family fought for Cromwell but didn't sign Charles 1 death warrant so managed to flourish under Charles11. It is...More

Thank 69Heather
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 14 June 2017

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

1  Thank lazenlondonuk
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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
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
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