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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

| Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
+44 1225 754026
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A great way to learn history

I visited this Heritage Site and was extremely heartened to see and tour (with an audio device) the... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
6vivian
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Richmond, Canada
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Spacious and fascinating

Took 6 small grandchildren, who loved running around the open spaces, enjoyed trying to shoot bows... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
PJaneS
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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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| Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this Heritage Site and was extremely heartened to see and tour (with an audio device) the castle and its "treasures". It's a fine way to spend the day. There was a fairly well behaved school group bounding around the castle and great exhibits...More

Thank 6vivian
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Took 6 small grandchildren, who loved running around the open spaces, enjoyed trying to shoot bows and arrows, dressing up, and looking at the old chapel with its amazing tombs and paintings. We had a fun time! Plenty of space to park, and a tiny...More

Thank PJaneS
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We are fairly local so didn't have too far to travel. The castle is quite ruined and there aren't any turrets or dungeons to explore if this is what you or your children enjoy. The information boards could do with being improved or replaced. We...More

Thank Cromwell2015
Reviewed 15 November 2016

well worth a visit if you are interested in local history, good car park, make use of the audioguide, full of information, good couple of hours to take it all in, kids will enjoy as well as adults

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 25 October 2016

What superb ruins! All is revealed if you use the excellent audio tour. The history is fascinating, and the level of detail on the radio tour is just right.. Good quiz to keep children interested and involved. The chapel and the crypt are amazing and...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

A previous reviewer recommended the audio guide and we followed the advice. There was far more information given there than we would have got from the boards, most of which need replacing. The castle and its family have a really interesting history. The chapel is...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We have passed on odd occasions in the distant past, but today stopped to visit and what an experience it was. Although it was a fairly chilly day, it was dry and using the audio guide (one of the best I have experienced) walked the...More

Thank Swan P
Reviewed 13 October 2016

great half a day out at farleigh hungerford castle, brim full of differently interesting history. the crypt and chapel are amazing, our kids loved climbing all over the ruins.

Thank colinbrit
Reviewed 13 September 2016

As a membef, it's another great castle to visif, big car park and lovely to walk around on a nice day... been there several times now...

Thank motocrossAce
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This castle is a brisk walk from Nunney Castle (ablout 2kms) -- we spent a delightful afternoon enjoying the ruins in the sun away from the crowds. Although mainly just foundations left, there is still plenty to see and explore. Well worth a visit

Thank Suren P
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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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