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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Pembury, United Kingdom
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Pembury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bel Alton, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
69 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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