Broughton Castle is a moated and fortified manor house near Banbury. 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 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. We will have a private guided tour of the house and a quiche lunch which is included in the price. Do please let us know if you are vegetarian.
Thursday, 21st June leaving 09.30 am
Cost: £30.00 (deposit £10.00)
Large Coach Outing : 38 spaces
To include private guided tour of the Castle, a quiche lunch & coach travel