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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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Pleasant wander round

We popped in for a quick look round as we are English Heritage members. Not a lot to see. My... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Ruins with interesting chapel and crypt. Audio guide a must. Small walled garden area for picnics.

Abandoned castle mostly in ruins, but with an interesting crypt and must-listen audio guide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
walter b
New York
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank TheRelfster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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

Thank pops1940
Reviewed 11 August 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
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Unless you are really interested in ruined castles,this place is a little boring . Lots of stone parts. Mainly inaccessible unless your physically fit. The steps are steep into the priests house and the lift was out of order.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Great if you have a good imagination. The chapel was complete A lot of unsteady ground, with the audio guide it was interesting, but not an great deal there.

Thank RebeccaBlueSky
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Took out 6 year old daughter to the castle while on a camping holiday beautiful castle and grounds. Can walk all over the ruins and take in the great English countryside at the same time.

Thank matney1974
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Cheap entry of only 5 GBP - well maintained and excellent - something out of a Monty Python sketch. Recommend getting the audio guide.

Thank Jvalant
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Love this castle. Great place to look around, so much history to see. Staff are brilliant. We visited with our grandson who uses a wheelchair and everywhere was accessible. Well worth the visit.

Thank Brian P
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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