Broughton Castle is a moated and fortified manor house near Banbury in North Oxfordshire. Set in parkland and built of the rich local Hornton ironstone, it was selected by Simon Jenkins as one of only twenty to be awarded five stars in his book England’s Thousand Best Houses.

The core of the house was built in 1306 and the gatehouse in the early fifteenth century, but most of what you see today dates from the 1550’s. It was a centre of opposition to Charles I and was besieged and damaged after the Battle of Edgehill in 1642.


We are very sorry but due to recent developments with the Covid-19 situation BROUGHTON CASTLE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR  THE REMAINDER OF 2020. We managed to open the Castle from July 11th for Wednesdays and Sundays but have decided that we can no longer do this in a sensible way given the new restrictions. Thank you for your support this summer and look forward to opening again in April 2021.

PLEASE NOTE that written permission is required for all picnics in the park.