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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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Atmospheric ruins in a great location

This is an English Heritage site (members - free) and the site, including the church, is well worth a visit. I recommend that visitors take advantage of the audio guide available... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an English Heritage site (members - free) and the site, including the church, is well worth a visit. I recommend that visitors take advantage of the audio guide available from the EH visitor centre because the commentary certainly adds to one's understanding of the history of the castle and church. enjoyment o

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Tatura, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This little castle (ruins) is an absolute gem. In a delightful setting, it appears out of nowhere and is so well tended, with soft green, close cut lawns and lots of explanatory information. The walled chapel is beautiful and the carved reliefs over the two tombs in the chapel are superb, as are the painted family crests and stained glass... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots to see and do here... the castle is interesting but the real jewel is the chapel with its wall paintings and tombs... not to be missed. Combine a trip to this castle with the nearby Westwood Manor which is also excellent, but note the Manor has limited opening hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting walk around and place to spend an hour or so. The only thing I'd say, is the information boards are in serious need of updating as some of them are too faded to read. Very helpful member of staff who pointed out a lovely local walk after our visit.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed spending an hour or so at this location. The audio tour was entertaining as well as providing great info. Not too many people visiting at the time we were there so we had it mostly to ourselves. You are free to explore just about everything including the chapel which was the most interesting. Well worth visiting if you are... More 

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Swindon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although much of the castle consists of nothing more than foundations there are plenty of ruins left and some complete buildings with lots of information available. We paid a rather short visit but enjoyed it very much and will return when we can spend more time there. There are some lovely views to be had.

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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on way back home from holiday in Somerset. Although the original castle is mostly levelled apart from two of the corner towers, the chapel including the spooky crypt, the tombs and wall painings and the lead human shaped coffins are a must see. Entry is a tad on the pricey side for what is available to see, so best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As always with Eglish Heritage. Well preserved. Easy to navigate and good audio guide. It felt here that no where was off limits. If in the area more than worth an hour or so.

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

Driving by on our way back to Bath where we were staying when we drove by the castle. Knew nothing of it, so it was good to be able to go and see what it was all about. While the main castle is in ruins, the Chapel is in excellent condition and has several surviving remnants of how palaces, churches... More 

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Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday not too busy. Excellent audio guide as with most english Heritage sites. There were a few activities for young children . Very pleasant surroundings well suited for a picnic. If you are not familiar with this castle note the car park is at the rear of the property reached by driving through the main castle gateway.... More 

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