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Broughton Castle

Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England
+44 1295 276070
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My children, Paul & Beverley are the 10th gt grandchildren of Nathaniel & Frances Fiennes. Their... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
2BioFarmers
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Brisbane, Australia
Well worth a vist

arrived to see a couple walking their pet llamas down the road which was amazing, the castle is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shellybaby37
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Ludlow, 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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Broughton Castle is a truly lovely place to visit, a typical moated house with lovely grounds and gardens. Full of history and good cafe to make your visit complete.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Broughton park and the surrounding countryside is great for dog walking and never too muddy either which is great!

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Great stop to feel some history in the English countryside. Amazing to see the architecture and old world charm. We had fun seeing how vast it was and the land around it. I particularly enjoyed getting a better understanding of life of a wealthy family...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Rotary club of Banbury Cherwell held our cycling sporting for 700 riders in the grounds and it inspired riders to do 100 , 50, 20 or 5 mile rides. See @cyclingatcastle

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

beautiful grounds in which you can spend all day without entrance fee, but to cross the bridge and within the moat is what you pay for. doesnt take alot of time to go around and only opens at 2pm so dont get there at 11....like...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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