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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

| Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
+44 1225 754026
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Excellent Audio Tour

Had been meaning to visit for a long time, having driven past on several occasions. The audio tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
south west
Funny-smelling crypt!

I treated myself to English Heritage membership for the holidays and we set off for Farleigh... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bath, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
+44 1225 754026
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had been meaning to visit for a long time, having driven past on several occasions. The audio tour was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank chipwilt19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I treated myself to English Heritage membership for the holidays and we set off for Farleigh Hungerford Castle one sunny Thursday morning. What a gem! A fun drive along pretty lanes, then a sharp left into the castle grounds. You have to drive right through...More

Thank T1m0te1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival at Farleigh Hungerford castle we were unsure of what to expect as it is a ruin castle. However, we were pleasantly surprised. Using the audio tour you can really get a good idea of the castle and hearing some of the stories you...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Originally built in the 1300's the Castle's remains basically now consist of 2 tall corner towers, Chapel, Priest House and some walls. Unusually you have to drive through the Gatehouse to reach the car park and then walk back to the ticket office. On the...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed May 10, 2017

I've lived in Wales, I've lived in Wensleydale, so I've done a lot of castles...but not where I live now near here. This one in that context is the usual stuff, but rare in this area. Ruined walls and buildings to trace, exhibits and presentations...More

Thank stubbersfield
Reviewed May 3, 2017

We had a lovely time here, plenty to see and our 5 year old lovef around the ruins and we all enjoyed a picnic in the grounds. Nice little shop onsite and clean loos!

Thank RabidManx
Reviewed May 1, 2017

This castle does not have a peaceful history. Anything but! There is enough left intact to make an exciting visit, especially for children. Grassed areas make good picnic sites, with good views. The less able may find some parts a bit difficult, but there is...More

Thank MARYPAT_11
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Farleigh Hungerford is a totally unspoilt gem. Set in beautiful part of the world. A free audio tour is a must as it tells a tale of hideous human behaviour. With burning your murder victim in the kitchen fire place, along with locking your wife...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed April 27, 2017

We took a morning drive and really enjoyed our time at the castle. They have a good audio tour. The cost to visit is about 5 pounds each. Well worth the time and expense. It takes about 1-2 hours.

Thank Luanne S
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Its a lovely venue, interesting mix of ruins, and a few largely intact structures. I don't remember much about the history, but I really enjoyed our time here. It was just perfect for our picnic, but once we were done, there was not really enough...More

Thank Clairy V
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Is there any tours that go to the castle.as an Australian I don't know my way around, I will be there 17 December.
November 12, 2016|
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Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know of any tours which visit this castle, sorry I could not help you in any way.
Moyra R
Hi Jacq Would like to take my Mum, who is 85, for a picnic. Do you think this would be a good spot? Thanks Moyra
May 28, 2016|
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Response from Moyra R | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for getting back to me on this. We actually went on Sunday and were indeed allowed to picnic in the grounds. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Even suggested the Walled Garden as being a bit more protected for... More