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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

| Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
+44 1225 754026
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Enjoyable couple of hours

We visited here one sunny afternoon. It wasn't too busy given it's the summer holidays but that's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mmm_f00d
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Great afternoon out - highly recommend!

Having lived in Bath for over 10 years - we had no idea this little gem of a castle was just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NikkiandFrank
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Bath, United Kingdom
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In a beautiful valley of the river Frome, on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset and only nine miles from Bath, stands the remains of Farleigh Hungerford Castle. Started in the 14th century, it still has much for visitors to enjoy and provides a great day out for families with children, couples and even walkers enjoying the beautiful surrounding countryside.
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  • Average6%
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| Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here one sunny afternoon. It wasn't too busy given it's the summer holidays but that's probably a good thing as the car park is quite small. There's a tiny shop where you buy tickets from and offers some souvenirs to buy, as well...More

Thank Mmm_f00d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived in Bath for over 10 years - we had no idea this little gem of a castle was just outside the city! It is a small, but well maintained ruined castle about 20mins drive from the city centre of Bath. On arrival, you...More

Thank NikkiandFrank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids weren't sure before we went but this was a great english heritage property. Great outdoor space and the church and crypt really interesting wit a hint of horror! The audio tour as usual gave great info and staff here were enthusiastic. Good couple of...More

Thank ashnby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting information about the history of this castle. Very easy to walk around and kept in great condition. Good afternoon out.

Thank Pauline W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ruined, almost flattened, but romantic castle. Originally a family home rather than garrison. Easily understood and well presented layout. Excellent exhibition and artefacts in Priests House. Must see church which is family mausoleum including crypt with complete lead coffins. Good toilets, but don't be fooled...More

Thank Beccib21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ruins of the castle, the church and the crypt are a fascinating step back in time. The audio tour and information boards around the site provide an informative insight into the history of the families and politics of the middle ages onward. Friendly staff,...More

Thank NukePort
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another English Heritage property with pleasant helpful staff. Originally built in the 14thC as a fortress, it became a luxurious mansion in the 17thC. While some of this change in use requires imagination now, the EH guide is a good one and there is sufficient...More

Thank Rex06
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Whilst not a Traditional Castle, Spend some time steping back into History to around the late 1300's onwards into this Very Well Documentated and easy to follow Castle Plan, supported by the Tourist Guide Book.Well worth the visit as a stop over. Suggest combine with...More

Thank Highworth203
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

As new English Heritage members we are starting with local sites and this castle is a good place to start! It's actually not much to enter for non members either and is tucked away and surprisingly quiet. You can have audio headphones (free) to find...More

1  Thank Dorsetsue2
Reviewed 8 July 2017

A sunny Friday afternoon seems like a great time to visit. There was a handful of other visitors but plenty of space to not get in each others way. The audio guide was interesting and added significantly to the visit. Apart from the damaged towers...More

Thank 23Bel
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missyandrews
12 November 2016|
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Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know of any tours which visit this castle, sorry I could not help you in any way.
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Moyra R
28 May 2016|
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Response from Moyra R | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for getting back to me on this. We actually went on Sunday and were indeed allowed to picnic in the grounds. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Even suggested the Walled Garden as being a bit more protected for... More
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