Broughton Castle

A moated and fortified manor house the home of the Lords Saye and Sele for centuries.

Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5EB

Broughton Castle

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Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Shop
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  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
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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 15th century, but most of what you see today dates from the 1550s.

Broughton was a centre of opposition to Charles I and was besieged and damaged after the Battle of Edgehill in 1642.

The Castle is home to 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.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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1 April to 30 September: Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 2pm to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm).

Tickets for Broughton Castle open days will be available to book online from 14 March 2023.



Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adults: £10

Concessions: £9

Child: £6 child (5-15yrs)

Garden only: £6

Group Visits

Groups of any size can book a private tour by appointment. Please note that groups of less than 23 people will be charged our minimum fee of £200. Please pay by cash or cheque on the day of your visit. Cheques payable to The Castle Commercial Partnership.

Adults: £10
Concessions (students and over 65): £10
Children (5 -15): £7
Garden Only: £7
Wheelchair users (ground floor only) £7

The capacity of the tearoom is 56 people. All food and drink for private groups must be ordered in advance.

Educational Visits

We welcome visits from primary and secondary schools.

Children under 15yrs £6 for a private tour (minimum group charge £200).

Students over 15yrs £9 for a private tour (minimum group charge £200).

for the latest information.
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
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Getting here

Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5EB

The main visitor entrance is at /// does this mean?

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

At Banbury Cross take the B4035 west signposted to Shipston on Stour then, after about two miles, turn right in Broughton village at the crossroads by the Saye & Sele Arms pub.

At the bottom of the hill turn left into the drive. The car park is on your left before the Church.

Train to Banbury Station and then taxi to Broughton Castle.

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