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Address: Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
Phone Number: +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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Mery W
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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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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 29 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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Thank Karen M
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 

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

It was lovely to see the house where a number of films have been located, and the rooms had interesting displays. The climb up to the roof was worth it and the church was interesting. However, we thought the entry price too expensive and we had to queue to get in. The lack of gluten-free cake meant we didn't try... More 

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MartinFiennes, Owner at Broughton Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Broughton Castle. Our last few open days of the season are often busy, but queuing is fortunately very rare. Our apologies if you had to queue to purchase your tickets. We do price our entry carefully, ensuring that it is in line with entrance charges of other historic houses (and often less... More 

Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

From the moment you walk up to the gates, you know you are in for something special. Its not open very much through the year, so if you are planning a please check first. Broughton Castle is home to the 21st Lord and Lady Saye & Sele, and can often be seen wandering around..whose family name is Fiennes. The ownership... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Broughton Castle was a nice surprise. Although it's only open a couple of afternoons a week, it wasn't crowded. An actual moated, defensible small castle that played an important role in the English Civil War. Although there are plenty of oak paneled and atmospheric rooms to explore, it feels quite intimate and personal. And indeed it is. We were told... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We are staying in Swerford and Broughton Castle was recommended by our host. The Castle only opens on certain days so it is important for all visitors to check opening times. We visited yesterday and loved the building and the stunning grounds. There are many stairs in the house so it is not suitable if you have mobility issues but... More 

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