Enjoy a short stroll around Broughton Castle and Broughton park on this interesting walk in Oxfordshire. The moated manor house is very picturesque with nice footpaths running across the surrounding grounds with good views of the north Oxfordshire countryside. You can also enjoy a stroll around the pretty Ladies' Garden with its variety of plants and flowers. The castle is only open on certain days so please check the website link below for opening times. You can walk around the pretty Broughton park at any time for free though!
The history of the house is very interesting with the core built in the early 14th century. It was a centre of opposition to Charles I and was besieged and damaged after the Battle of Edgehill in 1642. You can enjoy an excellent tour of the house with its grand rooms and furniture.
The castle is located just a few miles south west of Banbury. If you are coming from Banbury on foot or by bike you could follow the Salt Way track from the southern outskirts of the town.
Broughton Castle PostcodeOX15 5EB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Broughton Castle Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Broughton Castle Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Broughton Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Broughton Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Bloxham Circular Walk runs close to the castle. You could extend your walk by picking up the trail and visiting the pretty village of Bloxham and nearby Milcombe.
Head north of the castle and you will soon come to the little village of Wroxton where you can visit the splendid Wroxton Abbey. This 17th century Jacobean mansion is surrounded by beautiful grounds and public footpaths. On the walk there's also a visit to Drayton where there's a fine village pub.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Oxfordshire Walks page.