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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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Lovely surprise & awesome crypts

A car journey out of bath (bare in mind, only 10 minutes), this was a lovely surprise for us. Lots of wandering around the ruins was accompanied by a free audio guide, informative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A car journey out of bath (bare in mind, only 10 minutes), this was a lovely surprise for us. Lots of wandering around the ruins was accompanied by a free audio guide, informative sign posts and a £3.50 information booklet. The area seems wonderfully untouched in comparison to most tourist spots around England. The audio guide directs you around the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We came upon Farleigh Castle quite by chance on a drive out from Bristol. It's a "no rush" place to visit, wandering around the ruins with the audio tour adding to the whole experience. The chapel especially is well preserved with some great painted wall plaster. It was a great place to break out the picnic basket too. Sandwiches amongst... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Little, ruined castle, that probably wasn't very defensible in the first place! English Heritage have done their best with this, and the chapel is stunning. Lots of the footprint is left, which children can walk over and explore. No café though, and if the (little) gravel car park at the front is full, you'll have to park in a field... More 

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

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

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