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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Castle A366 | Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
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Castle & Chapel.

Another great reason to have an English Heritage membership. This romantic ruin of a castle is very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachel S
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Didn't realise there was so much to see

From the road it looks just like a ruin - which it is largely, but there are some rooms you can... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Renate P
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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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Farleigh Castle A366 | Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great reason to have an English Heritage membership. This romantic ruin of a castle is very interesting to wander around & learn its history. The chapel, crypt & Priest’s House are fascinating to visit also. Nice shop with a friendly advisor at the entrance...More

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

From the road it looks just like a ruin - which it is largely, but there are some rooms you can visit, as well as a chapel and a crypt. Our grandson loved it so much, we decided to join English Heritage! Beautifully situated.

Thank Renate P
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This histrionic site surprised me with the strong history and what it had to show. The medieval painting in the chapel is a stand out and the lead coffins in the crypt (and what they did to them in the 1700's as a tourist -...More

Thank Joscelyn K
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

remains are ruins, except for the chapel and the Priest house. The chapel includes some medieval wall paintings and tombs. It also has the best example of death masks molded into lead coffins. It was a fairly large castle and manor home. Well worth the...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

A good day was had with a six year old. The grounds are impressive yet not much remains of the castle. Handheld devices for the tour were ditched fairly soon in favour of a walkabout. Pretty house next door, lots of history in an annex...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

According to the open hours here it was open so we drove all the way there to find it closed. Check their website for opening hours if you plan to visit!! I was not happy.

Thank Steven H
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great visit and you can see why they use this a film location for Robin Hood amongst others. Learn the turbulent history as you tour the grounds.

Thank steve p
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

There's not masses to see here, mush of the castle has been destroyed, but it gets an excellent for the chapel. Whilst the rest of the building has been severly ruined, the chapel has survived intact, including the remarkable 15th century wall paintings, almost unique.

Thank KevinSadler2364
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Even though I had read up on this site in advance, I was still surprised at the scope of the ruins. The priest's house was a mini-museum, the chapel and its surrounding garden are charming. A tourist attraction off the beaten path for history buffs.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 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
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missyandrews
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.
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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
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