Embark on a special journey behind the scenes with our exclusive Private Cotswold Manor Tour. This tour is designed to cater to the inquisitive minds of history lovers and those who are keen to explore the lives of the English aristocracy. Step foot in the awe-inspiring Broughton Castle and discover its hidden wonders.
Led by knowledgeable guides, you will discover the secrets of Broughton Castle, gaining exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpses of its rich history. Tales of medieval knights and political intrigue in national affairs will come alive as you explore the 3-acre moat surrounding the house. Marvel at the breathtaking architecture that has stood the test of time, from the fortified medieval manor house to the splendid additions made between 1550 and 1600, including magnificent plaster ceilings, elegant paneling, and exquisite fireplaces.
Broughton Castle holds more than just historical significance. It has witnessed extraordinary events during the turbulent Civil War era. William, the 8th Lord Saye & Sele, defied King Charles I’s attempts to rule without Parliament, and Broughton Castle became a secret meeting place for adversaries of the crown. Dive deep into this riveting chapter of national history as you stand where iconic revolutionaries once strategized.
After your insightful exploration, indulge in an exquisite Cream Tea or savor scrumptious sandwiches, which can be enjoyed in the cozy comfort of the Oak Room or in the refreshing open air, weather permitting.
Recognized as a filming location for popular movies including “Shakespeare in Love,” “Three Men and a Little Lady,” and “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” Broughton Castle creates an authentically cinematic backdrop for your visit. Our Private Cotswold Castle Tour is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, and Bank Holiday Mondays from April until the end of September. Conveniently situated near famous sites such as the North Cotswolds, Oxford, and Blenheim Palace, it can easily be incorporated into a remarkable full day of exploration.
We knew we wanted to do private touring of the Cotswolds, so we asked Eddie Dale to help us design 3 days of “out of the ordinary” touring. And did he ever! David picked us up at our hotel in London, then travelled to Oxford, then Blenheim Palace, then indirectly to Stow-on-the-Wold. Wonderfully informative. Day two we did on our own — walking through fields to Bourton-on-t...
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