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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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good for kids as well

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Robin B
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 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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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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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Thank Swan P
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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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Thank colinbrit
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This castle is a brisk walk from Nunney Castle (ablout 2kms) -- we spent a delightful afternoon enjoying the ruins in the sun away from the crowds. Although mainly just foundations left, there is still plenty to see and explore. Well worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

At first glance, Farleigh Hungerford Castle seems to be a typical English Heritage site, with not a lot to see apart from bits of old crumbling wall. And if you decide to forgo the free audioguide, you could be walking out bored within half an hour. But the audioguide will give you an excellent insight into the castle’s colourful history... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

About a 20 minute drive from Nunney Castle, we spent a delightful Bank Holiday Monday afternoon enjoying the ruins in the sun away from the crowds. Although mainly just foundations left, there is still plenty to see and explore, including the creepy crypt, and my boys had great fun playing kings and knights. Well worth a visit but remember to... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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