Broughton Castle was first built in the 1300’s and has been added to throughout the years. Now it is the home to Lord and Lady Saye and Sele and has been in their family for over 600 years. The castle is everything you want it to be; a three-acre moat, a 14th Century parish church, narrow stone staircases, grand reception rooms, a formal English garden and more. What was so great about visiting the castle this past Sunday is that it was nearly empty. Apparently Broughton Castle is one of the best-kept secrets in England. I hope it stays that way. If you’ve seen the film, “Shakespeare in Love” with Gwyneth Paltrow and Joesph Finnes than you’ve already seen Broughton Castle. The castle was Paltrow’s family home and is in several scenes in the film.
Forgive me for the picture-heavy post, but I just couldn’t help myself. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday.