North Newington is a pretty rural community, just outside Banbury, with a school and flower-festooned pub, the Blinking Owl. Park Farm includes some 15th century features. A sign on the gate threaten a substantial fine to anyone leaving it open!
It's short, pleasant walk over the fields to Broughton Castle. First you see the church spire, then the castle comes into view, amid velvet lawns and reflected in the water lily strewn moat. The rare breed long-horn cattle munch unconcernedly as you pass.