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Nunney Castle

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Address: Castle Street, Nunney, Frome BA11 4NJ, England
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It's free and there's a pub next door ;)

Not much that I can add to the other reviews. For sure it's definitely a surprise to find such a structure in a small village that I guess the majority of people have never... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not much that I can add to the other reviews. For sure it's definitely a surprise to find such a structure in a small village that I guess the majority of people have never heard of. Easy parking in a tranquil village with a pleasant pub on the other side of the road from the castle. Tourists going along the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful moated castle hidden in the middle of an idyllic village. Only takes a few minutes to go around, but well worth the diversion. Local walks also worth exploring.

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Sheffield, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nunney Castle is a small quadrangular moated castle built in the late 14th century. Entry is free and you can walk around the moat and access the inner courtyard via the bridge. There are interpretation pannels on site. It'ssaid the the design of the castle was heavily influenced by the Bastile in Paris (high walls up to the top of... More 

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Thank Anarchon
Southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here whilst on our trip to Frome after reading some of the other reviews. As others have pointed out, it is pretty much a ruins, but steeped full of history. The kids enjoyed walking around the castle and seeing the fishes in the moat. We had our picnic lunch just outside the grounds. Best of all - it... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There isn't much left of the castle, but the grounds are immaculate (great for a picnic) and appear to be open to the public at all hours. There's a moat with small fish so young children will need to be supervised. The little village is quaint and worth taking a few minutes to walk around and explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite hard to imagine theres a castle here on the drive through the village, but there is. Sign posted parking which helps locals be able to park, and its still a nice easy walk to the castle. Mostly still intact. Not massive but inspiring inside and outside with the moat. No manned and free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle sits in the village surrounded by a moat full of fish, lillies etc. Reached from the main village Street in a couple of minutes it is quite a sight . Have your camera ready. Tip 1. Visit in the morning when the light shows the castle best. Cross a small bridge to reach the inside which is just... More 

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

My husband and I visited her on 29 July 16. Nunney castle was built by a soldier returning from fighting abroad. It was built by a knight called John de la Mare under a royal licence issued in 1373. Sir John was a figure of relatively modest means who was beginning to enjoy royal favour. The new castle displayed his... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Completely came across Nunney on an afternoon drive in Somerset. The village is delightful and the castle a little hidden gem. A lovely ruin to just wander around.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated near Frome, Nunney is very close to the A361. It is well worth the detour to visit the quiet village with an amazing secret. This picturesque castle was a family home rather than fortified and dates from the 1370's . The castle is ruined but the remains are in remarkable condition. Whilst the pathway surrounding the moated castle is... More 

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