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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Hungerford, Bath BA2 7RS, England
01225 754026
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Ranked #30 of 91 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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East Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is rather a unpopular site compared to the Great Bath of Bath. I was there 2 weeks ago and I liked it. It is rather a castle ruin. Managed by English Heritage, the castle provides you with a audio guide when you purchase the ticket. As a medievalist, I listened to all the labels and absolutely liked them. I'd... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We visited on a bright sunny day and were surprised to find the place empty aside from us and a mother with her 2 children who were having a picnic in the grounds. As members of EH we didn't have to pay to enter and I have to say I am glad we didn't when I saw the prices considering... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited this castle on an unusually warm sunny day, and it is BEAUTIFUL! I love castles anyway, but this one does have an interesting past and was good to read the guide book and really get a feel for the history of these ruins. Admittedly they are definitely ruins, but lovely to have a walk around and understand a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

There isn't much cover here so only worth visiting when the weather is good. Fortunately, we visited on a sunny day and were able to explore at our leisure. It's slightly expensive for what is largely a ruined castle but you do get a free audio guide which was very good and really added to the visit. The chapel is... More

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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We happened across this castle on our way through Somerset. Unusually you drive through the castle to get to the car park which we found hugely exciting and provided some excellent photo opportunities. As we are English Heritage members admission was free and we made the most of a sunny afternoon checking out the castle, chapel and museum. The history... More

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A nice little shop and nice area to walk around. Lucky it was a sunny day! Very interesting too! Unfortunate there were kids battering a ball against the castle walls but that's not a criticism of the attraction to be fair. Wouldn't mind going again for another look some time.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Quiet location but enough to spark the imagination. The models in the display buildings brought it to life, the audio having maybe given just to much to keep your attention. The configuration of the foundations give enough to understand what the castle was all about.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

The remains of the castle are pretty much mostly at ground level, with some walling and stumps of turrets still around. However, the chapel and under croft are worth finding, and the small museum in the Priest's House has some interesting facts and items. From the ground works, this must have been a very impressive castle: the moat is deep... More

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Visited on way back from Longleat and saw the sign off the A46. Although not the most extensive ruins/castle, there was a nice tranquility to the site as you explored. The church is beautiful with the painting on the walls and ceiling along with tombs. Glad we stopped and appreciated the chance to collect our senses after the hustle and... More

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Birmingham
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16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a good little find. Some very rare frescos and lead coffins that English Heritage could big up a lot more. To the people who say its terrible, I wonder why they didn't use the free audio guide. It is small, but it's friendly and very interesting. The audio guide gives you a feel for the historical past of... More

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