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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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Lovely castle ruins

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip here with our 2 year old. Nice castle ruins, chapel, crypt and... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
SouthernLassy
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Amazing place, longest service in restaurant!

The house itself is amazing, such a lovely walk around, including the gardens and church! I advice... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Tabzzeve
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Lincolnshire, 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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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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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip here with our 2 year old. Nice castle ruins, chapel, crypt and priests house. Lots to explore, we investigated it all in just over 1 hour. You drive through the castle to get to the car park. The car park...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The house itself is amazing, such a lovely walk around, including the gardens and church! I advice to do the conservation tour as you learn even more about the house but not advised for small children. The walk down is nice, no need for bus...More

1  Thank Tabzzeve
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This was a find as we spent a few days in the area and decided to have a look. The castle and remaining twers give you a great idea of what the castle would have looked like back in the day. The rural setting is...More

Thank Sam Y
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

My young son was excited to visit the nearest castle to our home but was disappointed to find on arrival that it wasnt a real castle. For that I took him to Wales and Scotland.

1  Thank rigormortis
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Found this place as a good stop off en route back from Stonehenge back to S Wales and we really enjoyed it. From the first drive in through the gate house, the ruins and chapel looked fab in the Winter sunshine. It was free for...More

1  Thank Caffypenguin
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Another great reason to have an English Heritage membership. This romantic ruin of a castle is very interesting to wander around & learn its history. The chapel, crypt & Priest’s House are fascinating to visit also. Nice shop with a friendly advisor at the entrance...More

1  Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

From the road it looks just like a ruin - which it is largely, but there are some rooms you can visit, as well as a chapel and a crypt. Our grandson loved it so much, we decided to join English Heritage! Beautifully situated.

Thank Renate P
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This histrionic site surprised me with the strong history and what it had to show. The medieval painting in the chapel is a stand out and the lead coffins in the crypt (and what they did to them in the 1700's as a tourist -...More

Thank Joscelyn K
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

remains are ruins, except for the chapel and the Priest house. The chapel includes some medieval wall paintings and tombs. It also has the best example of death masks molded into lead coffins. It was a fairly large castle and manor home. Well worth the...More

1  Thank Owenthomas
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

A good day was had with a six year old. The grounds are impressive yet not much remains of the castle. Handheld devices for the tour were ditched fairly soon in favour of a walkabout. Pretty house next door, lots of history in an annex...More

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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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