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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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Hungerford's Rule!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Roberta B
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Durham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The castle is not one of the best we've been to - not much remaining; but the painted walls in the chapel, the 2 tombs and the lead coffins in the crypt are worth seeing. There are plenty of low walls for kids to run along and the restored building used as a mini museum is interesting. The car park... More 

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Pembury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Visit this as English Heritage members so cost free. Very well kept end, with information boards dotted around. Views are amazing from here. Exhibition again very good, facts clear and specific. Our young son loved it, and with camera in hand roam around taking picture and trying to get different images. Would recommend for a visit with children, maybe even... More 

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Last Saturday was the first really sunny day this year, so thought we'd look around this place as I'd been meaning to for ages. Passed it many times and never quite got around to visiting. They had lost the key to the bollards at the entrance, so parking was limited to the small car park at the front. It was... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a great little castle. Well worth a look when in the area. The audio tour is a must as it guides you around the ruins and give you plenty of interesting and informative information on the castle and the Hungerford family. Its a reasonable price as well £4.10 for adults, less for senior citizens and I think kids... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great day out and the audio tour was fab at giving an insight as to what the castle used to look like, and the history of it. If you are into history and castles its definately worth visiting, and even if you aren't then its an enjoyable day out and really interesting!

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