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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Castle A366 | Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
+44 1225 754026
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Hidden Gem

A lovely little hidden gem. Very quiet and the audio guide was very informative about the place. A... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Connor R
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Its a ruin.

Unless you are really interested in ruined castles,this place is a little boring . Lots of stone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul T
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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%
  • Poor1%
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Farleigh Castle A366 | Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
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"english heritage"
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"audio tour"
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"wall paintings"
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"coffee machine"
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"ticket office"
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"interesting history"
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"bradford on avon"
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"sunny day"
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"worth a visit"
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"small museum"
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"information boards"
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"free audio"
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"walk around"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely little hidden gem. Very quiet and the audio guide was very informative about the place. A nice exhibit also shows the history of the castle.

Thank Connor R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unless you are really interested in ruined castles,this place is a little boring . Lots of stone parts. Mainly inaccessible unless your physically fit. The steps are steep into the priests house and the lift was out of order.

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great if you have a good imagination. The chapel was complete A lot of unsteady ground, with the audio guide it was interesting, but not an great deal there.

Thank RebeccaBlueSky
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took out 6 year old daughter to the castle while on a camping holiday beautiful castle and grounds. Can walk all over the ruins and take in the great English countryside at the same time.

Thank matney1974
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheap entry of only 5 GBP - well maintained and excellent - something out of a Monty Python sketch. Recommend getting the audio guide.

Thank Jvalant
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this castle. Great place to look around, so much history to see. Staff are brilliant. We visited with our grandson who uses a wheelchair and everywhere was accessible. Well worth the visit.

Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this castle whilst driving past. A great place to spend a few hours. Great value, just £5 and free parking. English Heritage are much more reasonable than the National Trust. Well worth taking an audio guide around with you. Lots of ruins and an...More

Thank MJ2168
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to go here after we bought a family heritage pass which gets you into a lot of places for free. This little jewel was near our B&B and was great to explore!

Thank Shera1991
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

While driving back to the hotel, the ruins of a giant castle appeared before us. Although the office was closed one could still walk around the ruins and snap a few photos as the sun began to set. As one can see from the other...More

Thank Ronald2211
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

easy to find and easy to park - lovely drive to get there. you dont need to buy a ticket to see the castle as its all open but to maintain this lovely place i would suggest you do! very beautiful and calm surroundings -...More

Thank fluffyredfox
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milnealison6cows2018
15 July 2018|
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Response from Ann L | Reviewed this property |
Hi - yes I agree with the previous reply that there is a shop on site that sells the English Heritage guide to the castle, and whether it is the colour spine that you mention - I would hope that what ever they sell is the... More
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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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