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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Castle A366 | Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
+44 1225 754026
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Waste of time for us

According to the open hours here it was open so we drove all the way there to find it closed. Check... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Steven H
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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Robin Hood !!! Yes filmed here

Great visit and you can see why they use this a film location for Robin Hood amongst others. Learn... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
steve p
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Bradford-on-Avon, 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 a great day out for families with children, couples and even walkers enjoying the beautiful surrounding countryside.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Farleigh Castle A366 | Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
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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
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
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
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.

Thank AKT0707
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
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely historic place to visit, as with most english heritage sites friendly, knowledgable and helpful staff. The kids loved walking round listening to the audio about the history od the castle. Would absolutely recommend.

Thank Kirsty L
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Good place to take children or just wander around the ruins yourself. When we visited there was a special 'dress up' costume event, great hilarity putting on clothes from olden days, all accurately authentic. The castle staff were helpful and friendly. It's not a big...More

Thank JSomerset
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We really enjoyed our trip here - we pretty much ate up all the history there, and the audio tour was pretty neat. The surrounding view of the countryside is to die for. Lots of neat little extras like a book of census and sales...More

Thank caddy1071
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Went on a beautifully sunny day and me, my wife and teenage daughter had a wonderful time, the recorded information was excellent and although a lot has been demolished over the years there are still many part to see and give you a good idea...More

Thank raynad
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We visited here one sunny afternoon. It wasn't too busy given it's the summer holidays but that's probably a good thing as the car park is quite small. There's a tiny shop where you buy tickets from and offers some souvenirs to buy, as well...More

Thank Mmm_f00d
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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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