Broughton Castle is a historic medieval manor house located near the town of Banbury. The castle has a rich history dating back to the 14th century and is renowned for its well-preserved medieval and Tudor architecture.
Broughton Castle was originally constructed as a medieval manor house in 1306 by Sir John de Broughton. Over the centuries, it underwent several architectural changes and expansions, evolving into a fortified manor house. The castle features a mix of architectural styles, including medieval, Tudor, and Jacobean elements. Notable architectural features include the crenellated walls, a gatehouse, and a large courtyard.
Broughton Castle has been owned by the Fiennes family, now known as the Lords Saye and Sele, since the early 15th century. The Fiennes family continues to maintain and inhabit the castle to this day, making it one of the few privately owned castles in England that is still occupied by its original family.
While the castle remains a private residence, it is open to the public during specific times of the year, allowing visitors to explore its historic interiors and gardens. Guided tours are available to provide insights into the castle's history and significance.
The castle is surrounded by beautiful gardens and grounds, including a walled garden, a formal garden with topiary, a picturesque moat, and a lake. The gardens are open to the public during certain times of the year. Dogs, on leads, are welcome in the park and garden.
- Film - Historic Location
- Dog Friendly - Dogs are very welcome in the park and garden (on a lead please).
- Free car parking - There is no charge for paying visitors.
- On-site coach parking
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
* Broughton Castle open days include Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, April to the end of September. Private groups are welcome by appointment throughout the year.