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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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This is a wonderful place to visit The audio tour is very informative Strangely enough the car... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JethrotheMutant
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Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
They really work at bringing history alive

There’s not a lot to see from the roadside but walk under the first arch and this opens up into a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PhilippaT
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London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Farleigh Castle A366 | Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
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All reviews english heritage audio tour wall paintings car park is quite small ticket office bradford on avon interesting history worth a visit sunny day small museum information boards free audio walk around couple of hours step back in time entry fee priests house
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to visit The audio tour is very informative Strangely enough the car park is INSIDE the castle!

Thank JethrotheMutant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There’s not a lot to see from the roadside but walk under the first arch and this opens up into a truly memorable experience. Do get the audio guide from the shop - free with admission - it helps bring to life the way the...More

Thank PhilippaT
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant day out. The audio tour is a must to guide you around and learn about everything they went on here. Lots to see and clamber over-just let your imagination run wild to feel what it must have been like to be here 500...More

1  Thank JoelMariaandSam
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited here on Saturday. On arrival we were a little apprehensive about how long we could spent here but we were plesantly surprised by what was on offer. Parking was on site and free although the car park is quite small and fills up...More

1  Thank LTil67
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Despite the name this is really a fortified manor house, the highlight is the chapel but the site retains a feel unlike many others that have been heavily restored in Victorian times.

1  Thank Alan J
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a quick look round as we are English Heritage members. Not a lot to see. My favourite bit was the farmhouse and chapel.

1  Thank TheRelfster
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Abandoned castle mostly in ruins, but with an interesting crypt and must-listen audio guide. There are a couple of exhibits which are fair to middling in quality and a gift shop. There is a lower walled garden area which we saw on the way out,...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful 14th century castle tower and ruins that are set in the English countryside about 10 miles from the city of Bath.

1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is a place I used to cycle to when I was 7 from the local town of Trowbridge and revel in the local history, the river, the post office sweets and the moats around the castle and pretend. Nearly half a century on this...More

2  Thank pops1940
Reviewed August 11, 2018

A lovely little hidden gem. Very quiet and the audio guide was very informative about the place. A nice exhibit also shows the history of the castle.

Thank Connor R
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milnealison6cows2018
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Ann L | Reviewed this property |
Hi - yes I agree with the previous reply that there is a shop on site that sells the English Heritage guide to the castle, and whether it is the colour spine that you mention - I would hope that what ever they sell is the... More
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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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