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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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Very friendly helpful staff, pleasant morning spent here

We arrived with a picnic at 10 not knowing what to expect, had read good TripAdvisor reviews and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna R
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Great place of interest

We went to visit Farleigh Castle purely by chance, it was a sunny weekend (surprise) so I looked on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raymushka
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Bath, 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.
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Farleigh Castle A366 | Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7RS, England
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"english heritage"
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"audio tour"
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"wall paintings"
in 8 reviews
"coffee machine"
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"chequered history"
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"car park is quite small"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful ruins"
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"tiny shop"
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"mini museum"
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"children interested"
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"ticket office"
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"middle ages"
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"reasonable entrance fee"
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"heritage site"
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"bradford on avon"
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"interesting walk"
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"parish church"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with a picnic at 10 not knowing what to expect, had read good TripAdvisor reviews and this was on our doorstep. Great audio tours that interested my husband and I and our 4 and 7 year old boys. You can stand/walk round everything...More

Thank Anna R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to visit Farleigh Castle purely by chance, it was a sunny weekend (surprise) so I looked on the internet for somewhere close to Bath. On arrival we were surprised at the size of the site, there was a volunteer parking attendant and plenty...More

Thank Raymushka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a great deal to see but what is there is interesting. The grounds are lovely ideal for a picnic and a nice safe area for the children to run around. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, fields which are full of cows and if you go...More

Thank WalesFairy
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Partially ruined castle with a very interesting history We visited late afternoon and had the place to ourselves. It was like having private viewing. Nice friendly and helpful staff.

Thank BunnieKat
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. Nice and quiet. Perfect for a picnic. Staff were very helpful and the audio guide is really informative. One of the reasons we have membership with English heritage. Will be visiting again.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I visited this castle again with a friend and it is good value, English Heritage also include in the entry fee a free audio guide, which gives all the blood and fights and history and is excellently done. This takes about 2 hours - a...More

Thank Ann L
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip here with our 2 year old. Nice castle ruins, chapel, crypt and priests house. Lots to explore, we investigated it all in just over 1 hour. You drive through the castle to get to the car park. The car park...More

1  Thank SouthernLassy
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The house itself is amazing, such a lovely walk around, including the gardens and church! I advice to do the conservation tour as you learn even more about the house but not advised for small children. The walk down is nice, no need for bus...More

1  Thank Tabzzeve
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This was a find as we spent a few days in the area and decided to have a look. The castle and remaining twers give you a great idea of what the castle would have looked like back in the day. The rural setting is...More

Thank Sam Y
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

My young son was excited to visit the nearest castle to our home but was disappointed to find on arrival that it wasnt a real castle. For that I took him to Wales and Scotland.

1  Thank rigormortis
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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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