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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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Address: Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 754026
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Home to the Hungerford lords and the site of their many battles during the...

Home to the Hungerford lords and the site of their many battles during the Middle Ages, this castle features a magnificent 14th-centuiry chapel of St. Leonard that houses the tombs of past generations, rare medieval wall paintings, and a spooky crypt of lead "death masks."

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Remembrance Sunday

What a way to spend such a historic day. We found the castle on a fairly cold Sunday. It was quite when we arrived & we had the place to ourselves. Slowly others arrived during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a way to spend such a historic day. We found the castle on a fairly cold Sunday. It was quite when we arrived & we had the place to ourselves. Slowly others arrived during our visit. Such a lovely spot full of treasures. If you can go it's worth the visit. A perfect morning.

Thank CMMD77
Plymouth, Devon
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553 reviews
265 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 519 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The National Trust Bath Skyline leaflet is good but you might want to add to the route... as well as Smallcombe, take in Alexandra Park, for example...

Thank plymouth
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Closed during the week, but still managed to see most of the castle. Enjoyed this place and its surroundings - takes you back 800 years! Have a look.

Thank BenjaminLiverpool
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

we spent a good hour looking around the Farleigh castle ruins, chapel and crypt. It is a lovely historic site which only cost £4.30 to enter. You can pay for a guide book which is around £3.50, but we chose not to. As usual English Heritage try and get you to buy their annual pass but we kindly said no... More 

Emsworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

A large ruin of a castle/fortified home. Farleigh castle has had a chequered history and was not ruined by the Civil War but broken up for materials. The chapel is in good condition with a crypt containing rare leaden coffins. The remaining walls/buildings demonstrate excellent masonry showing how prosperous the builders were to be able to commission such a large... More 

1 Thank David T
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I visited today with my partner. I loved driving through the court yard to the car park. We enjoyed looking what is left if the castle and listening to the audio commentary. I couldn't help but feel disappointed that the castle wasnt restored earlier and that there was more of the main structure to see. The chapel was great and... More 

1 Thank Ellie P
Gladstone, Australia
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Interesting old ruin to wander about. Audio guide give a lot of detail and helps put the history behind it in context.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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99 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Ok, to get the full experience of this castle, I fully recommend the audio tour. Wasn't too keen on it at first, looking dorky with the contraption and all, but the amount of information I learnt from the stables to the wife that murdered! I couldn't get over how the castle changed through the ages. This castle inspired me to... More 

1 Thank l0ve2eat-86
Bath, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

The castle is worth a visit as it is beautiful and superb for a pic nic. It has an interesting story and the views, as well as the tiny local village, are stunning. However, it's quite expensive! We were almost put off. Of course it must cost a fortune to keep these places going, and I accept that (hence we... More 

Thank dangeroustom
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

A wet day but a charming place to visit. The audio tour is excellent and the chapel a lovely place to stop and reflect upon what you have seen and heard. Excellent value especially if a member of English Heritage.

1 Thank dacsue

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