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 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 was one of many fabulous locations used for BBC2’s Wolf Hall series starring Damien Lewis, Mark Rylance and Claire Foy. Filming took place in 2014 and the series is showing on BBC2 in Jan/Feb 2015, and on PBS from April 2015.
A World Heritage site reflecting the importance of both the house and the 2100 acre park. The Deddington Arms offers free tickets to Blenheim Palace with the Special Two Night Break Offer.
The Deddington Arms offers free tickets to Bletchley Park with the Special Two Night Break Offer. Distance 27 miles
Where you can immerse yourself in a thousand years of jaw-dropping history come rain or shine. The Deddington Arms offers free tickets to Warwick Castle with the Special Two Night Break Offer.
There is no better way to explore the sights of Oxford city than to join the open-topped Oxford Sightseeing Bus.
Heritage Motor Centre
The Heritage Motor Centre is home to the world’s largest collection of British Cars with nearly 300 cars in its collection. Stay two nights and get two free tickets for the Heritage Motor Centre