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Fonmon Castle

Fonmon, Barry CF62 3ZN, Wales
01446 710206
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Barry
Type: Castles
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English first
Coggeshall, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Newport, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
63 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We came here for a wedding - as others have said, the venue is fabulous. The weather was perfect on the day, which made it all the better. Everyone had a great time.

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Wales
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Basically a house in the beautiful village of Fonmon. lovely grounds but can't really see why it is classed as a castle

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We attended a wedding here and i took some time to wander around the castle and the lovely surrounding grounds. It is hidden away from any road and when you arrive and see it for the fisrt time it is amazing. Staff are very curtious and professional.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

attended a wedding here what a fantastic venue we were allowed to have a good look around and soak in the histoty of the place the grounds were also immpressive

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Lovely old house/castle,with great pictures & artifacts ,delicious food provided by Michelin star chefs, great Welsh singers to entertain us too.Unfortunately access for people with dissabilities is practically non existant which was a problem for my sister as the dining room was upstairs, but the ladies toilets were downstairs & only an outside ramp accessed via a bedroom which led... More

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Brooke B, Owner at Fonmon Castle, responded to this review

I am very sorry you experienced difficulty at the Eisteddfod charity event. As a Grade 1 listed building we are severly restricted in what we can do in respect of adapting the castle for access purposes. The external ramp is the only approved access to the 1st floor not involving stairs. The organisers were informed that it is preferable for... More

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