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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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Address: Farleigh Hungerford, Bath BA2 7RS, England
Phone Number: 01225 754026
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Description: 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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Best for the chapel

There is quite a lot of this castle visible, but I can't say that it caught my imagination. The chapel, however, was another matter. The remarkable murals are worth going to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

There is quite a lot of this castle visible, but I can't say that it caught my imagination. The chapel, however, was another matter. The remarkable murals are worth going to see in their own right.

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped in simply because we passed this site on the way back to Bath after a day of site-seeing, and almost at closing time, so we had the place to ourselves. As far as castles, go, this one didn't have a whole lot extra to offer, but is worth the stop if you happen this way

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Family castle (not of direct royalty descent) which is mostly in ruins. English Heritage did a good job with their audioguides on this one which made the site that much more interesting and brought character and life to the place. Probably would not have stopped here without the pass though.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

What a fantastic place to visit. It is such a gem of a place. The audio that is supplied is well worth having as it brings the castle back to life and gives you a bit more history about the place. The chapel and crypt is settled neatly in behind reception.

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Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

You would not believe their was a castle here, it is so tucked away, not on a hill, by a small river, but it is an interesting place to visit for an hour due to its medieval history from Baron and its roll in the civil war, surviving destruction but not the gambling debts which forced sale to a family... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Mostly a ruin but a couple of buildings to look around though the museum does not have a big collection. The chapel is quaint together with a small crypt. Lovely location but go when the weather is nice.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It has been my dream to visit our family castle my entire life, and we weren't disappointed. AWESOME!!! AND-I was so excited when I was asked to sign the Hungerford book. Highly recommend visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Chapel is really cool! Not much left of the castle, but still a good place to visit. The stone carvings are amazing, and it made the visit worthwhile.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We just happened to be passing on a warm sunny late afternoon. There is not a lot left of the castle itself but the information and small museum were interesting.

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Let's be clear, much of this castle is ruins with only a few buildings such as the chapel remaining. But it's an interesting site and if you take the audio tour you can find out more about the long history of the castle and the ghastly goings-on of the scandal hit family that lived here - it's amazing what they... More 

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Address: Farleigh Hungerford, Bath BA2 7RS, England
Phone Number: 01225 754026
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath

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