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 the Covid-19 situation BROUGHTON CASTLE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. At the present time we are planning to be open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 30th May 2021 but will update the website if that changes. Please check the website on the day you intend to visit BEFORE you travel for the latest updates.


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