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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

| Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
+44 1225 754026
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Interesting and informative historical site

The ruins of the castle, the church and the crypt are a fascinating step back in time. The audio... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A surprise for us as we had not previously heard anything about it

Another English Heritage property with pleasant helpful staff. Originally built in the 14thC as a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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| Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
+44 1225 754026
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Reviewed yesterday

The ruins of the castle, the church and the crypt are a fascinating step back in time. The audio tour and information boards around the site provide an informative insight into the history of the families and politics of the middle ages onward. Friendly staff,...More

Thank NukePort
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another English Heritage property with pleasant helpful staff. Originally built in the 14thC as a fortress, it became a luxurious mansion in the 17thC. While some of this change in use requires imagination now, the EH guide is a good one and there is sufficient...More

Thank Rex06
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst not a Traditional Castle, Spend some time steping back into History to around the late 1300's onwards into this Very Well Documentated and easy to follow Castle Plan, supported by the Tourist Guide Book.Well worth the visit as a stop over. Suggest combine with...More

Thank Highworth203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As new English Heritage members we are starting with local sites and this castle is a good place to start! It's actually not much to enter for non members either and is tucked away and surprisingly quiet. You can have audio headphones (free) to find...More

1  Thank Dorsetsue2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sunny Friday afternoon seems like a great time to visit. There was a handful of other visitors but plenty of space to not get in each others way. The audio guide was interesting and added significantly to the visit. Apart from the damaged towers...More

Thank 23Bel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was really great. Unfortunately we arrived before they opened and had to continue on to Bath. A farmer stopped by and told us we can just walk on the path and in. We did and it was marvelous. This was our first ruins...More

Thank KatherineNoel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see at Farleigh Castle, which towers forbiddingly over the village. Run by English Heritage the history of a bygone era can be rediscovered. Jousting and mock battles are sometimes enacted there too

Thank Rutti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle is well worth a visit. If you take the headphones it adds to the info & the stories about the residents are interesting.

Thank sajackie54
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Had been meaning to visit for a long time, having driven past on several occasions. The audio tour was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank chipwilt19
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I treated myself to English Heritage membership for the holidays and we set off for Farleigh Hungerford Castle one sunny Thursday morning. What a gem! A fun drive along pretty lanes, then a sharp left into the castle grounds. You have to drive right through...More

Thank T1m0te1
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12 November 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.
Moyra R
28 May 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