Welcome to Broughton Castle

 The family home of the 21st Lord and Lady Saye & Sele

We are open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday: April to the end of September.

Sundays and Wednesdays – The Garden and Tearoom are open 1300-1700 and the Castle is open for Guided Tours from 1330, and free-flow visitors from 1400-1700 (last entry 1630). On Thursdays the Castle is open for Guided Tours from 1400, and the Garden and Tearoom from 1300-1700.

Open days – Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday: April to end September


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Broughton Castle

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.

Broughton Castle is the family home of the 21st Lord and Lady Saye & Sele, whose family name is Fiennes. The ownership of the Castle has remained in the same family since 1447.

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Broughton Castle is 2.5 miles from the centre of Banbury, 3 miles from Junction 11 of the M40.

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Broughton Castle has been selected for a wide range of film shoots, including feature films, TV dramas, TV commercials as well as fashion and other photo shoots.

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