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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, BA2 7RS


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.

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

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.

This fortified mansion was occupied for 300 years by the remarkable Hungerford family and today their intriguing, yet sometimes gruesome stories are told through graphic interpretation panels and a free audio tour. 

There are many hidden treasures - the chapel with rare medieval wall paintings and family tombs; extensive displays in the Priest’s house; and for those who are brave enough to enter the crypt, there’s the best collection of human-shaped lead coffins in Britain.

Don't Miss:

A glimpse of the rare medieval wall paintings in the chapel and the strange portrait coffins in the crypt
Our free audio tour which tells the sinister stories of Farleigh's past residents
The exhibition of objects found on-site in the Priest's House
The collection of carved and painted tombs and wall paintings in the chapel

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Opening Hours

January to December




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                          • Blue Badge Guides admitted free

                          • Coach parking

                          • Delta accepted

                          • Educational Visits Accepted

                          • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors

                          • Family Fun

                          • French printed material

                          • German printed material

                          • Groups accepted

                          • Guide dogs permitted

                          • In countryside

                          • Indoor Attraction

                          • Maestro accepted

                          • Marketed towards families

                          • MasterCard accepted

                          • Max group size

                          • Min group size

                          • No Smoking Attraction

                          • On site parking

                          • On-Site café/restaurant

                          • Outdoor Attraction

                          • Parking (free)

                          • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

                          • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

                          • Ramp/Level Access

                          • Spanish printed material

                          • TIC Staff Admitted Free

                          • Toilets

                          • Toilets for disabled visitors

                          • Visa accepted

                          Road Directions

                          Nearest major road is A366. Located in Farleigh Hungerford, 9 miles southeast of Bath, 3.5 miles west of Trowbridge on A366.

                          Public Transport Directions

                          Nearest station is Trowbridge station. Bodmans No.96 Bath-Trowbridge passes close to Trawbridge station. Within 1.5 miles of Castle.


                          Farleigh Hungerford Castle
                          Farleigh Hungerford
                          Norton St Philip
                          Nr Bath
                          BA2 7RS
                          United Kingdom

                          T: 01225 754026

                          F: 01225 754026

                          E: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

                          W: english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/farleigh-hungerford-castle


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