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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Opens in 22 min: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Wonderful location.

Came across this castle as a bonus on a circular walk from Bradford upon Avon. Its in a lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John G
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This is a wonderful place to visit The audio tour is very informative Strangely enough the car... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Oulton Broad, 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 gift shop couple of hours step back in time entry fee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this castle as a bonus on a circular walk from Bradford upon Avon. Its in a lovely location. The walls/ ramparts are limited but it has a good display in attached buildings with a great chapel. Don't forget the crypt!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank JethrotheMutant
Reviewed 23 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JoelMariaandSam
Reviewed 2 October 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LTil67
Reviewed 26 September 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Alan J
Reviewed 6 September 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TheRelfster
Reviewed 29 August 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed 16 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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14 July 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
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