- Castles and Palaces
Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor
Broughton Castle is a handsome fort and moat manor house made somewhat more famous recently through it's recognisable roles in Wolf Hall, Shakespeare in Love, The Madness of King George and - slightly less thespian - Three Men And A Little Lady! It's very grand and impressive and richly decorated in all sense of the word, so most people of all ages enjoy a stroll through the hallowed halls.
As well as the extensive parkland there is a nicely landscaped, partially walled garden to explore! This will feel pleasingly maze like to the really small ones with it's twisting but seamless privet borders, each containing fragrant and colourful hardy floral displays. It's technically known as The Ladies' Garden and there are several family size benches set around the edges for nan and granddad to rest for a bit while the munchkins explore the pleasant paths, a nice way to spend half an hour that'll stretch their legs a little!
A few nice facts: it 's nice to note that the family of William of Wykeham have lived here since 1377, and that the building wasn't actually considered a castle until 1406 when Sir Thomas got permission to crenellate the property, then once he added the battlemented wall on his gatehouse it was legally considered to be a castle! Ta-da!
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Pushchair Friendly
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5EB, England
Click here to visit Broughton Castle's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
1st April - 30th September
Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00
Sunday 14:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday Monday 14:00-17:00
Kids (5-15): £7.00
30 minutes before attraction closes