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“Enjoyable couple of hours ”

Farleigh Hungerford Castle
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We visited here one sunny afternoon. It wasn't too busy given it's the summer holidays but that's probably a good thing as the car park is quite small. There's a tiny shop where you buy tickets from and offers some souvenirs to buy, as well as a small selection of drinks. An audio tour is included in the price which gives interesting info on the Hungerford family. We walked round as per the audio tour, but we couldn't find one of the info panels and then ended up missing a couple as it seemed to jump from 8 to 13. The chapel is probably the most interesting thing there, with a crypt underneath. Worth a visit for a couple of hours.

Thank Mmm_f00d
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"english heritage"
in 21 reviews
"audio tour"
in 33 reviews
"wall paintings"
in 8 reviews
"coffee machine"
in 4 reviews
"chequered history"
in 2 reviews
"car park is quite small"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful ruins"
in 2 reviews
"tiny shop"
in 2 reviews
"mini museum"
in 2 reviews
"children interested"
in 2 reviews
"ticket office"
in 4 reviews
"middle ages"
in 2 reviews
"reasonable entrance fee"
in 2 reviews
"heritage site"
in 2 reviews
"bradford on avon"
in 3 reviews
"interesting walk"
in 2 reviews
"parish church"
in 2 reviews

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

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.
Highly recommend!

Thank NikkiandFrank
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Kids weren't sure before we went but this was a great english heritage property. Great outdoor space and the church and crypt really interesting wit a hint of horror! The audio tour as usual gave great info and staff here were enthusiastic. Good couple of hours and very well kept .

Thank ashnby
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Lots of interesting information about the history of this castle. Very easy to walk around and kept in great condition. Good afternoon out.

Thank Pauline W
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Ruined, almost flattened, but romantic castle. Originally a family home rather than garrison. Easily understood and well presented layout. Excellent exhibition and artefacts in Priests House. Must see church which is family mausoleum including crypt with complete lead coffins. Good toilets, but don't be fooled by "refreshments" mentioned in English Heritage handbook; it's a coffee machine in the corner of the shop!

Thank Beccib21
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