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Broughton Castle Gardens

Parkland, and formal gardens within a moated castle.

  • 4.6

  • from 483 Google reviews

A castle on top of a lake surrounded by a body of water
A castle on top of a lake surrounded by a body of water

Broughton castle2 by David Stowell. CC BY-SA 2.0

About the garden

With 3 acres of grounds surrounded by a moat, Broughton Castle has been a family home for over 500 years and the formal gardens feature charming fleur-de-lys shaped box hedging with traditional shrub roses in the adjacent beds. For lovers of colour, there are a rich variety of perennials in the herbaceous borders, which complement the old stone of the castle building.

The south-facing aspect makes these gardens a perfect place to soak up the sunshine, with the dramatic rear wall of the castle behind. The garden itself was thought to have been approved by Gertrude Jekyll, though its origins are shrouded in mystery and all that is known for certain is that it was laid out in 1890 - nearly 600 years after the grounds were first developed.

Set in wide swathes of parkland, the gardens and castle are not the only attraction here, and visitors will be delighted to discover that there is also a Tearoom for refreshments after a few hours exploring the grounds.

Opening times

30 May - 30 Sep 2021 Wednesdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays 2PM - 5PM Last Entry 4.30PM

Useful details

Garden area

3 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a .cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop.

Oxfordshire, OX15 5EB

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OX15 5EB
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Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 483 Google reviews

sandiip sukllikar

2 months ago


Rarely seen ' English long horn' cows can be seen grazing on the fields. Though closed for some months of the year, allows visitors to take a walk 🚶‍♂️ on their farm land. Loved it.

Mark Tallon

6 months ago


Beautiful place and full of history! And best of all, it's NOT a national trust place so feels far far better for it, feels very much like a home which the owners have opened up for us to enjoy without the rediculous rules NT places have! Loved it! ❤️❤️❤️


3 months ago


Really beautiful castle and gardens. Excellent lemon cake and coffee. Lovely feel of a lived in home

Rhys David

5 months ago


Baronial castle of great historical interest. Only limited opening times but timed entry keeps numbers manageable. Interesting domestic areas on first floor and great views from roof. Teashop too and pleasant gardens

Pat Court

6 months ago


Lovely manor house. Very pretty garden and surrounding land. Moat. Informative stewards. Lovely tea and cakes which can be eaten I side or on the lawn.

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01295 276070

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