The Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition – Broughton Castle 1 May 2016 – 3 July 2016

The Embroiderers’ Guild  Landscapes and Gardens 2016 Exhibition on every open day (see visiting page) at Broughton Castle 1 May 2016 – 3 July 2016  The Embroiderers’ Guild is delighted to be holding the largest exhibition across the country it has ever produced. Originally conceived to be part of the 300th anniversary of the birth …Read more

Posted on: Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Church fete at Broughton Castle 6 June 2015

The Church fete is on 6th June and will involve Morris dancing, classic cars, a band, BBQ, teas, teddy parachute jump, grand raffle and lots of traditional fete games. We also hope to have a dog retrieving demonstration, sheep shearing and much more! The fete will take place between 2pm and 5pm. All welcome!

Posted on: Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Antiques Roadshow 2015

BBC ONE’s ever popular Sunday evening programme ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will be filming for its 38th series in the grounds of Broughton Castle on Sunday 21st June. The doors open at 9.30 am and close at 4.30pm.  Entry to the show is free. Presenter Fiona Bruce says, “This will be my 8th year on the Antiques …Read more

Posted on: Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Broughton Castle Cycling Sportive 2015

The Broughton Castle Cycling Sportive will be held on Sunday 12 July 2015         www.broughtoncastlesportive.co.uk/ Now in its third year this event is based in the grounds of Broughton Castle, near Banbury. With the various sportive routes winding their way through the north Cotswold Hills this event offers a challenge for every …Read more

Posted on: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Summertime 2009

Two properly English events at Broughton in the coming weeks. First the Church fete on Saturday June 13th starting at 2pm. It remains a great community “coming together”. Secondly, we host the AGM of the Coracle Society on Sunday June 21st 2009. There will be a paddle past of coracles in the afternoon – including …Read more

Posted on: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The Music Room

William Fiennes’ book The Music Room published yesterday. William grew up at Broughton Castle and this memoir is largely set at Broughton Castle. It will be on sale in the shop here on open days as well, of course, at any good bookshop, Amazon etc. Some of the great reviews: John Burnside in The Guardian …Read more

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Spring repairs 2009

Two renovation projects for the winter / spring. The first is complete – a new section of wall to protect the inside bank of the moat. The second is new roof tiles on the west end of the house. This is underway now and should be finished in May. The tiles are a pale Cotswold …Read more

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Batman and Robin visit Broughton Castle 2008

On Wednesday 19 November 2008 Batman and Robin came to Broughton Castle in their Bat Mobile! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? (Am I talking about the right super hero? -No!) Is it the real Batman and Robin? No! It was some of the teachers, pupils and parents of local Frank Wise School …Read more

Posted on: Monday, January 26th, 2009

Hornton ironstone at Broughton

Reading about Hornton stone, the stone used at Broughton. It is from Hornton village about 6 miles away just up by Edgehill and the Warwickshire border. Alec Clifton-Taylor in his 1972 “The Pattern of English Building” writes of it thus “This beautiful stone, understandably beloved of sculptors as well as formerly for building, is unusual, …Read more

Posted on: Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

"My yew fence of England. Who can stand against thee?"

March saw the return of the Pickwick Pepperpots to Broughton. This is a Midlands-based longbow only archers club. About 80 bowmen (?) archers (?) – I’m not sure of the correct term – participated, firing at various ‘marks’ around the park. One mark placed very close to the moat resulted in the loss of numerous …Read more

Posted on: Monday, April 28th, 2008
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