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Fonmon Castle

Fonmon, Barry CF62 3ZN, Wales
01446 710206
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Barry
Type: Castles
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English first
Grande Prairie, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had long wanted to tour Fonmon Castle, having lived nearby 40 years ago, the time was right. My tour guide, and mine alone was a local Welsh lady. This amazing person was a wealth of information, on the redoubtable Boothby family. As a schoolboy I had worked the harvest for Sir Brooke's mother Lady Anne, truly an amazing lady.... More

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Gileston, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our U3A local history group had a very interesting tour of the house which has been in the hands of the same family for almost 500 years. We had an excellent and very knowlegeable guide. We had pre booked afternoon tea which is something available to visiting groups and well worth having. The gardens are beautiful with a great deal... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Attended a wedding here as best man - great venue! A beautiful, picturesque setting, and the staff were all amazing. Made the whole thing relatively stress-free (they couldn't help with the speech!).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Paid £6 each to be shown a few rooms (they keep most of the rooms to live in), tour was uninteresting, was explained who portraits were, nothing else much was discussed, overall very disappointing. They Should stick to events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We took a trip to Fonmon Castle after seeing an advert for a family day out yellow dog event, this intrigued us being dog lovers, and somewhere we coukd take our pooch with us. It was £10 for the car no matter how many passengers/dogs, which I thought was reasonable. Lots of shows and events, never seen the variety of... More

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Coggeshall, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Have just returned from my son's Wedding at Fonmon and cannot rate this any higher as a wedding venue. The USP in my opinion is that you are truly made to feel as if you are hosting an event in your own home...I wish! By that I mean the place is not covered in signage telling you to "keep off",... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

came true - thanks to the help of Claire and the Boothbys and all at Fonmon. The day was perfect and they could not have done more. The spectacular grounds give you plenty of options - we had a magician, harpist and croquest, but they will cater for every taste. A small castle (an oxymoron I know) but a beautiful... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Went to a wedding there ,best ever been too!! Except my own of course, The wedding service was held in an old library which was beautiful .The food was excellent our friends used the caterers recommended by Fonmon Castle. The service given by all the staff was excellent ,The only problem was location ,being so far out transport could be... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I attended a wedding reception at Fonmon Castle, the venue was lovely, it was a cold day, we were greeted by mulled wine which was a lovely touch however what was a huge disappointment was the wedding breakfast. After a superb main course of lamb which was melting and flavoursome, the dessert was an extremely disappointing affair! The whole table... More

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AlikiCurrimjee, Owner at Fonmon Castle, responded to this review

Dear Kobi_13, I own and manage Fonmon Castle alongside my father Sir Brooke Boothby and we are sorry that you had a less than perfect experience at with us. We take your feedback very seriously and I have personally raised the issues you shared with our catering partner The Really Fresh Food Company. Really Fresh have a reputation for excellence... More

South Wales
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We chose Fonmon for our wedding in September 2000, a special birthday celebration in 2008, and have attended other weddings and events there as well. This is just a perfect setting with beautiful rooms, stunning gardens, and superb service. Sir Brooke and his team are so helpful and responsive, allowing you to fully enjoy the wonderful surroundings and to marvel... More

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