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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Hungerford, Bath BA2 7RS, England
01225 754026
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Ranked #31 of 92 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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Toronto
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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East Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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