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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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

Great half day outing. Audio tour fab - not boring like some. Kept us entertained. The chapel is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lucifairy
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Lovely historic place to visit, as with most english heritage sites friendly, knowledgable and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kirsty L
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In a beautiful valley of the river Frome, on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset and only nine miles from Bath, stands the remains of Farleigh Hungerford Castle. Started in the 14th century, it still has much for visitors to enjoy and provides a great day out for families with children, couples and even walkers enjoying the beautiful surrounding countryside.
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  • Average6%
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| Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great half day outing. Audio tour fab - not boring like some. Kept us entertained. The chapel is lovely and the grounds stunning. Helpful staff behind the counter. Recommended

Thank lucifairy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely historic place to visit, as with most english heritage sites friendly, knowledgable and helpful staff. The kids loved walking round listening to the audio about the history od the castle. Would absolutely recommend.

Thank Kirsty L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to take children or just wander around the ruins yourself. When we visited there was a special 'dress up' costume event, great hilarity putting on clothes from olden days, all accurately authentic. The castle staff were helpful and friendly. It's not a big...More

Thank JSomerset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our trip here - we pretty much ate up all the history there, and the audio tour was pretty neat. The surrounding view of the countryside is to die for. Lots of neat little extras like a book of census and sales...More

Thank caddy1071
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a beautifully sunny day and me, my wife and teenage daughter had a wonderful time, the recorded information was excellent and although a lot has been demolished over the years there are still many part to see and give you a good idea...More

Thank raynad
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We visited here one sunny afternoon. It wasn't too busy given it's the summer holidays but that's probably a good thing as the car park is quite small. There's a tiny shop where you buy tickets from and offers some souvenirs to buy, as well...More

Thank Mmm_f00d
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Having lived in Bath for over 10 years - we had no idea this little gem of a castle was just outside the city! It is a small, but well maintained ruined castle about 20mins drive from the city centre of Bath. On arrival, you...More

Thank NikkiandFrank
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Kids weren't sure before we went but this was a great english heritage property. Great outdoor space and the church and crypt really interesting wit a hint of horror! The audio tour as usual gave great info and staff here were enthusiastic. Good couple of...More

Thank ashnby
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Lots of interesting information about the history of this castle. Very easy to walk around and kept in great condition. Good afternoon out.

Thank Pauline W
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Ruined, almost flattened, but romantic castle. Originally a family home rather than garrison. Easily understood and well presented layout. Excellent exhibition and artefacts in Priests House. Must see church which is family mausoleum including crypt with complete lead coffins. Good toilets, but don't be fooled...More

Thank Beccib21
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missyandrews
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.
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Moyra R
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
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