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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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Address: Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
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+44 1225 754026
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Home to the Hungerford lords and the site of their many battles during the...

Home to the Hungerford lords and the site of their many battles during the Middle Ages, this castle features a magnificent 14th-centuiry chapel of St. Leonard that houses the tombs of past generations, rare medieval wall paintings, and a spooky crypt of lead "death masks."

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A great way to learn history

I visited this Heritage Site and was extremely heartened to see and tour (with an audio device) the castle and its "treasures". It's a fine way to spend the day. There was a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Richmond, Canada
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Richmond, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this Heritage Site and was extremely heartened to see and tour (with an audio device) the castle and its "treasures". It's a fine way to spend the day. There was a fairly well behaved school group bounding around the castle and great exhibits in the church and the rectory. Much of it is in ruins but there are... More 

Thank 6vivian
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took 6 small grandchildren, who loved running around the open spaces, enjoyed trying to shoot bows and arrows, dressing up, and looking at the old chapel with its amazing tombs and paintings. We had a fun time! Plenty of space to park, and a tiny shop with some interesting things to purchase. Staff were a little surly, and didn't really... More 

Thank PJaneS
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are fairly local so didn't have too far to travel. The castle is quite ruined and there aren't any turrets or dungeons to explore if this is what you or your children enjoy. The information boards could do with being improved or replaced. We never used the audio tour but I have heard this gives a lot more information.... More 

Thank Cromwell2015
Bath, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

well worth a visit if you are interested in local history, good car park, make use of the audioguide, full of information, good couple of hours to take it all in, kids will enjoy as well as adults

Thank Robin B
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

What superb ruins! All is revealed if you use the excellent audio tour. The history is fascinating, and the level of detail on the radio tour is just right.. Good quiz to keep children interested and involved. The chapel and the crypt are amazing and very atmospheric - the lead coffins in the crypt are of national importance, as are... More 

Thank KA632
Seaton Carew, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A previous reviewer recommended the audio guide and we followed the advice. There was far more information given there than we would have got from the boards, most of which need replacing. The castle and its family have a really interesting history. The chapel is quite impressive and the crypt more so. Not for the fainthearted. A very satisfying visit.

Thank Christine R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We have passed on odd occasions in the distant past, but today stopped to visit and what an experience it was. Although it was a fairly chilly day, it was dry and using the audio guide (one of the best I have experienced) walked the path around the grounds. Although most is outside, there is a small museum in the... More 

Thank Swan P
Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

great half a day out at farleigh hungerford castle, brim full of differently interesting history. the crypt and chapel are amazing, our kids loved climbing all over the ruins.

Thank colinbrit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

As a membef, it's another great castle to visif, big car park and lovely to walk around on a nice day... been there several times now...

Thank motocrossAce
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This castle is a brisk walk from Nunney Castle (ablout 2kms) -- we spent a delightful afternoon enjoying the ruins in the sun away from the crowds. Although mainly just foundations left, there is still plenty to see and explore. Well worth a visit

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