Broughton Castle

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

Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5EB

Broughton Castle

Experience this house


Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Shop
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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 1550’s.

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


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

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.

See their website to double check their opening times


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).

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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