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Nunney Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Nunney, Frome BA11 4NJ, England
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We were traveling from Stonehenge to Wells so we decided to make a pitstop to this small castle even if it is not really recognized as a great tourist attraction. We were very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We were traveling from Stonehenge to Wells so we decided to make a pitstop to this small castle even if it is not really recognized as a great tourist attraction. We were very glad we did because this little hidden gem is definitely worth a visit. It is a very nice place and the kids loved the fact that they... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you are in the area this is a must To get so close to the castle and its splendour is fantastic. It is busy in summer however in winter we had the place to ourselves The setting is most charming with a moat full of wildlife All this for no entrance fee!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We decided to drop by while we were out riding in the area, and quite enjoyed visiting. It is not restored, but the small moat surrounding it and the signage make the visit worthwhile. Good photo opportunities, off the beaten path, and enjoyable. Dropped by the George Pub in town and had a lovely drink and snack.

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This castle was destroyed by the Roundheads in the 17th Century but it is well worth the visit to see how a castle was built. It is still surrounded by a moat and children interested in medieval history would be fascinated. It is worth a visit for its very peaceful setting--a perfect place for a picnic.

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

Really lovely, tiny ruined castle with a moat! Completely unexpected in this little village. Good level of detail on the information boards, plenty of free parking nearby, and a parish church that is worth visiting, even if only to look at their plans for their new roof.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Nunnery a small village just outside Frome Somerset. The castle is situated quite centrally in the village, The castle was a victim of the civil war which saw the Roundheads destroy it after a fairly long siege which saw the castle ransacked and the main wall breached. The castle has a fish filled moat that surrounds the castle walls. The... More 

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Taff in Transit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Lovely place, really atmoshpheric and a beautiful ruin. The village is quite quaint in the old part and has a character pub

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Located in the centre of the beautiful Nunney village, this small castle with a water-filled moat was ruined during the Civil War, but it remains picturesque in a super setting. There is no charge for admission and there is little to see apart from the ruins. However, Nunney is well worth a visit where you can appreciate the setting of... More 

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Potomac
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Located in a tiny village, this is a partially ruined castle surrounded by a small moat. I wanted to get a tee shirt or hat but there were no souvenirs available. I don't really think it is worth the trip.

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Adrie v, Local tourist information service at Nunney Castle, responded to this review

Unless I am very much mistaken you posted this review following your visit last year, alongside those for a number of other attractions in the southwest of England. Not much has changed since then. Nunney Castle still doesn't have a souvenir shop. There are no T-shirts or hats, although the local tea shop sells mugs and fridge magnets. This is... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

In a beautiful little village there lived a knight. The knight was wealthy so he decided to build a magical castle with a lovely water-filled moat. It sounds like a fairy-tale and to be honest if you go the castle looks like it is from a fairy tale too. Almost absurdly picturesque, in a beautiful setting and with some fascinating... More 

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Address: Castle Street, Nunney, Frome BA11 4NJ, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Frome  >  Nunney

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