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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Hungerford, Bath BA2 7RS, England
01225 754026
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Ranked #31 of 93 Attractions in Bath
Type: Castles
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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." « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

a nice clean site with lots to look at and ideal for a picnic. The parking was good and the castle was well signposted but be careful as you pull in and exit as the traffic is fast.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

While the castle is not much but ruins, they are everything you expect from a ruined castle. The lead coffins in the crypt spooked the kids, but then shouldn't they. As usual though, the kids highlight was spotting a tennis ball down the old well...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Please bare in mind it is a Castle Ruin but driving through the main gate to park the car at the other end sets the scene in my book, There is a small fee but if your a member of English Heritage then it's free, You get an Audio tour as well which tells you all about the Castle and... More

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Toronto
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After our visit to Stonehenge, this historical site was just off the road back to home. We knew it was "small" but the fee was low as well so we gave it a go, mostly as the kids (20's) were interested. You drive right in through the original main gate and all the way to the far side for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a beautiful location! The ruins are striking - especially the Lady Tower, the east (entrance) gate and the inside of the chapel. The 15th century George and Dragon mural there was a particular highlight. The guided audio tour was helpfully informative too. Well worth a visit.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited here in the afternoon with our 7 year old nephew. He eschewed the audio tour in favour of shooting poison tipped arrows at a dragon then going on a boys' expedition of a castle. Apparently he was overjoyed to find the old garderobe in the Lady's Tower. I happily wandered around with the audio tour. It's a bit basic... More

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ACT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This castle is in ruins but the ruins that are remaining give one a fair idea of what it would have been like in its day (with some imagination). We were there shortly after closing time so we were unable to have an audio guide or entry into the display section. Regardless, we wandered about the castle and admired the... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What ruins there is left, is nice to see & imagine how the castle looked yesteryear. There is a museum to have a look around - access for disabled guests. There is a beautiful old chapel to have a look around, interesting for all ages. I understand that you pay for the up keep of the ruins, but to be... More

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DMooreFHC, Castle Staff at Farleigh Hungerford Castle, responded to this review

Thanks very much for visiting and writing a review. We agree, the chapel certainly is very beautiful! Regards, The Farleigh Hungerford Castle Team More

Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ruins of a mediaeval castle located a short distance from Bath. The audio guide, which is included in the very reasonable entry price, provides a superb history of the castle and allows you to go at your own pace. On a fine day why not bring a picnic.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Despite my home town being just down the road, this is the first time I have visited here. The audio guide made it. Weather varied from bright sunshine to rain and back again, but there was a mix of outdoor and indoor areas. Toilets were clean and plentiful. We had an 11 year old boy with us and he enjoyed... More

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