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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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Address: Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
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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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A great way to learn history

I visited this Heritage Site and was extremely heartened to see and tour (with an audio device) the castle and its "treasures". It's a fine way to spend the day. There was a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
6vivian
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Richmond, Canada
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Truro, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a picnic lunch here and a look around. I think the audio tour would have been helpful but our group leaders declined them, so possibly this review is clouded by that. The signage was worn so you couldn't read the information in places. Don't miss the chapel, I found this to be the most interesting part, even if... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this Heritage Site and was extremely heartened to see and tour (with an audio device) the castle and its "treasures". It's a fine way to spend the day. There was a fairly well behaved school group bounding around the castle and great exhibits in the church and the rectory. Much of it is in ruins but there are... More 

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Thank 6vivian
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took 6 small grandchildren, who loved running around the open spaces, enjoyed trying to shoot bows and arrows, dressing up, and looking at the old chapel with its amazing tombs and paintings. We had a fun time! Plenty of space to park, and a tiny shop with some interesting things to purchase. Staff were a little surly, and didn't really... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are fairly local so didn't have too far to travel. The castle is quite ruined and there aren't any turrets or dungeons to explore if this is what you or your children enjoy. The information boards could do with being improved or replaced. We never used the audio tour but I have heard this gives a lot more information.... More 

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Thank Cromwell2015
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

well worth a visit if you are interested in local history, good car park, make use of the audioguide, full of information, good couple of hours to take it all in, kids will enjoy as well as adults

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

What superb ruins! All is revealed if you use the excellent audio tour. The history is fascinating, and the level of detail on the radio tour is just right.. Good quiz to keep children interested and involved. The chapel and the crypt are amazing and very atmospheric - the lead coffins in the crypt are of national importance, as are... More 

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Seaton Carew, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A previous reviewer recommended the audio guide and we followed the advice. There was far more information given there than we would have got from the boards, most of which need replacing. The castle and its family have a really interesting history. The chapel is quite impressive and the crypt more so. Not for the fainthearted. A very satisfying visit.

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Weston-super-mare
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We have passed on odd occasions in the distant past, but today stopped to visit and what an experience it was. Although it was a fairly chilly day, it was dry and using the audio guide (one of the best I have experienced) walked the path around the grounds. Although most is outside, there is a small museum in the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

great half a day out at farleigh hungerford castle, brim full of differently interesting history. the crypt and chapel are amazing, our kids loved climbing all over the ruins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

As a membef, it's another great castle to visif, big car park and lovely to walk around on a nice day... been there several times now...

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