Broughton Castle and Banbury
Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Banbury is the most northerly town of Oxfordshire and is famous for its Banbury Cakes and the Ride A Cock Horse nursery rhyme based on the Banbury Cross. For lunch there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs. In the afternoon we visit the moated and fortified manor house of Broughton Castle, the home of Lord and Lady Saye. 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.