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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Address: Farleigh Hungerford, Bath BA2 7RS, England
Phone Number: 01225 754026
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Ranked #18 of 81 Attractions in Bath
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Home to the Hungerford lords and the site of their many battles during the Middle Ages, this castle...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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."

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Bel Alton, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My entire Hungerford Family visited Farleigh Hungerford Castle this summer while we traveled across the UK following the family heritage! It was so cool to return to where our family had originally come from, including the castle that our family originally owned. The history was unbelievable and the fun that was had we loved. One of the highlights of our... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We spent an hour at the castle in early January and had the place almost to ourselves. There are a few information boards dotted amongst the ruins, but we preferred to use the audio guide (included in the c£4 ticket price). The highlight was undoubtedly the castle's chapel, with its medieval wall paintings, and the crypt, with its collection of... More 

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Southampton
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98 reviews 98 reviews
63 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The audio tour is a must with tales of princesses locked in towers. The castle is mainly a ruin but the church in the centre with its tombs is a must see and it's a lovely visit on a sunny day, sadly closed in the winter.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

I've visited FH Castle twice now and I find it superb. The history is interesting, the landscape beautiful and the buildings immense. The ruined castle sets an excellent scene for imaginative adventure and I'm sure children would have great fun jumping from rock to rock and shooting bows and arrows at each other through castle windows. This is not a... More 

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Albany, New York
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

One of the best things we did on our UK sabbatical. Beautiful and unspoiled atmospheric ruins with almost no one there. We had a late summer's day with the rolling fields in the distance. Good audio tour but our kids and us able to take our time and touch and walk on almost everything. Perfect. Unspoiled. Utterly memorable

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suffolk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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