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 drive through the main entrance archway and are greeted by the beautiful ruins of the castle towers. There is a small car park at the rear end of the grounds which is free to use.
It's £5.10 per adult entrance, but we have a Discovery Card, so got entrance 241 - but would have been happy to pay in full for the experience we got.
The audio tour is detailed and interesting - also offering 'quiz questions' to keep children interested. It covers the life of the family who lived there, as well as what life was like in the castle, and offers some gruesome stories that happened within the walls.
Frances, who worked on the ticket desk, was an absolute joy - very knowledgeable and went out of her way to make us feel welcome. She was so polite to all guests and went the extra mile for each one. They also had Mead/Ginger wine tasters that day - so of course, we tried some - and they were delicious! Came away with a couple of bottles which are on sale in the little shop as well.
This is a great Heritage site, beautifully kept and very interesting. It was not overcrowded which was lovely, and you can explore with or without the audio guide.
We also found a river walk running down the side of the castle grounds which added to our visit.
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