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Farleigh Hungerford Castle, sometimes called Farleigh Castle or Farley Castle, is a medieval castle in Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, England. The castle was built in two phases: the inner court was constructed between 1377 and 1383 by Sir Thomas Hungerford, who made his fortune as steward to John of Gaunt. The castle was built to a quadrangular design, already slightly old-fashioned, on the site of an existing manor house overlooking the River Frome. A deer park was attached to the castle, requiring the destruction of the nearby village. Sir Thomas’s son, Sir Walter Hungerford, a knight and leading courtier to Henry V, became rich during the Hundred Years War with France and extended the castle with an additional, outer court, enclosing the parish church in the process. By Walter's death in 1449, the substantial castle was richly appointed, and its chapel decorated with murals.
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Lovely place to visit. It’s the perfect example of English countryside
Impressive place. Thema staff was really kind to us and shared some knowledge.
Fabulous place. There's a lot more to see than first appearance leads you to believe
A lovely place to visit. Hungerford castle is steeped in so much history. An audio tour is advisable. It's included in the admission price. There is a small carpark which is accessed by driving through the castle. Visit the chapel. Not only is there two tombs, but on the wall is a painting of St George which is 600 years old. Take a picnic as there isn't a cafe. The shop does sell drinks, but they are expensive.
A short drive down a country road takes you to a carpark right through the main gate of the castle. Parking and an audio guide are part of the price of admission. Give yourself a few hours to listen to the fate of the family that built and owned this fantastic estate. The staff was very helpful and recommended a nice local place to eat (although their menu guide needs updating).
Amazing and beautiful place and those scarry stories during tour. Recommend to see for everyone.
Interesting ruin with some smaller exhibits. Small car park but it was quiet when we visited. Friendly staff too
This castle has a long history fully explained in the museum in the original priest's house. The chapel has some fascinating and well preserved tombs and wall paintings. And don't miss the crypt!
Great afternoon out with the kids. Very laid back, some good storytelling in the museum part, plenty of space to run around in.
Amazing location with a good audio tour. Relatively inexpensive admission price. There are amenities available however, no cafe or eatery. Perfect grounds for a picnic lunch.
historic. well preserved. excellent friendly staff, very helpful and nice. excellent audio tour guide system.
Such a great place to visit! It`s so calm and quiet around. The shop is great, prices are justice, Simon is a great Teller.
Really nice castle ruins and a great audio tour to go with it. The chapel is really interesting lovely old paintings on the wall and a nice crypt with some coffins in. Well worth a visit for adults and kids alike also shop has lots of great items to buy.
English Heritage. All outside, bar the chapel and crypt. Interesting place for a wander around. Chapel is fascinating. Crypt can be peered at through grating, and lead coffins can be seen. Small shop, nice staff. They've done what they can to make some of it wheelchair accessible. Parts outside are accessible: a tarmac roadway and the remainder laid to grass. Largely viewable outside from accessible part but a wheelchair user cannot access the main grounds. The path down to the chapel area is steep and slightly uneven but navigable in a wheelchair, this takes you down to the chapel area and small 'museum' (wheelchair lift here wasn't working when we visited. The chapel also has a wheelchair lift. Crypt not accessible to wheelchair users. Shop is very small and only nimble wheelchair users would find it use able. Small car park on gravel and dirt. Washrooms.
Really enjoyed a good few hours out here. It's an English Heritage site so well presented and a good audio tour. Not a great deal of other facilities on site but not a problem if you are prepared. Good for children if they enjoy history/castles too.