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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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Address: Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 754026
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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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Lovely site well worth a visit

This is a lovely site, and well worth a visit especially with children. It is relaxed with a super little shop. There is no cafe on site but a coffee machine. One can picnic and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
kirstieFR
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely site, and well worth a visit especially with children. It is relaxed with a super little shop. There is no cafe on site but a coffee machine. One can picnic and just enjoy the place. But do not go with anyone in a disability buggy or wheelchair as there are no ramps and lots of steep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For only 5.5 pounds, you get a self guided tour with audio of this ruin. From the party parking lot, I thought we could see everything, but was wrong. The audio tour explains the building, history and people very well. It's really interesting and would be for all ages, above maybe nine-ten years. The ruins are interesting and great for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set on the Somerset border with Wiltshire, Farleigh Hungerford Castle stands on rising ground above the Devil’s Dyke brook, a tributary of the nearby river Frome. The castle incorporated two main areas: the inner court, the oldest part, built in the late 14th century, and the outer court, encompassing the chapel, added in the 15th century. The now ruined inner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good afternoon out if you are interested in castle ruins. All very interesting, with plenty to see. There is a shop and toilets.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Farleigh Hungerford Castle ruin is a great example of a true castle ruin. Just enough standing stones to make it interesting to walk around. There are clean large restrooms available as well as plenty of free parking. This is an English Heritage site as well and there are audio guides available as well as a small gift shop. Check out... More 

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bath uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Atmospheric site with good displays of local industries and splendid views to the north. Do not miss the crypt ! Needs some care when exploring due to low walls, high walls, wells etc.Take a picnic mat and snack on the green adjacent to the gatehouse.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

This ruin is worth a visit and there are the remains of a moat that was covered in flowers and looked beautiful. The only downside is that the car park is quite small and tight.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We found this lovely place and we had an amazing couple of hours walking around the ruins the chapel and the crypt which is very interesting the staff was very kind and helpful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Parking is a nightmare on good days and the road in is one way and if traffic is coming both ways you are to move onto the castle courtyard the of grass to get passed. Views are great and the chapel / crypt is the highlight of the visit. 30-60 mins to take a good look round.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We were looking for a picnic spot which had to be close to Bradford on Avon, have facilities, be easy to access and have a great view... and this ticks every box and then some. The staff were friendly and welcoming, giving us advice where the best spot would be to picnic, the car park was well maintained, the grounds... More 

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