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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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An unexpected delight. Great on a sunny day.

On arrival at Farleigh Hungerford castle we were unsure of what to expect as it is a ruin castle... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Susan C
via mobile
Some interesting exhibits

Originally built in the 1300's the Castle's remains basically now consist of 2 tall corner towers... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Philip S
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Pakenham, 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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"wall paintings"
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"coffee machine"
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"chequered history"
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"car park is quite small"
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"beautiful ruins"
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"tiny shop"
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"mini museum"
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"children interested"
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

On arrival at Farleigh Hungerford castle we were unsure of what to expect as it is a ruin castle. However, we were pleasantly surprised. Using the audio tour you can really get a good idea of the castle and hearing some of the stories you...More

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Originally built in the 1300's the Castle's remains basically now consist of 2 tall corner towers, Chapel, Priest House and some walls. Unusually you have to drive through the Gatehouse to reach the car park and then walk back to the ticket office. On the...More

Thank Philip S
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

I've lived in Wales, I've lived in Wensleydale, so I've done a lot of castles...but not where I live now near here. This one in that context is the usual stuff, but rare in this area. Ruined walls and buildings to trace, exhibits and presentations...More

Thank stubbersfield
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

We had a lovely time here, plenty to see and our 5 year old lovef around the ruins and we all enjoyed a picnic in the grounds. Nice little shop onsite and clean loos!

Thank RabidManx
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This castle does not have a peaceful history. Anything but! There is enough left intact to make an exciting visit, especially for children. Grassed areas make good picnic sites, with good views. The less able may find some parts a bit difficult, but there is...More

Thank MARYPAT_11
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Farleigh Hungerford is a totally unspoilt gem. Set in beautiful part of the world. A free audio tour is a must as it tells a tale of hideous human behaviour. With burning your murder victim in the kitchen fire place, along with locking your wife...More

Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

We took a morning drive and really enjoyed our time at the castle. They have a good audio tour. The cost to visit is about 5 pounds each. Well worth the time and expense. It takes about 1-2 hours.

Thank Luanne S
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Its a lovely venue, interesting mix of ruins, and a few largely intact structures. I don't remember much about the history, but I really enjoyed our time here. It was just perfect for our picnic, but once we were done, there was not really enough...More

Thank Clairy V
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning surrounds, very chilled walk round, loved listening to the history of the castle via the mic visitors get given on arrival 👍👍dog friendly, fab day out

Thank michym1975
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This castle is absolutely smashing! I visited here in about 2011, and everything was superb. The castle offers a free and informative audio guide which tells you about the history. Although the castle is quite ruinous, there is a lot to see. The chapel is...More

Thank James T
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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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