Farleigh Hungerford Castle - English Heritage

Farleigh Hungerford Castle - English Heritage
Farleigh
Hungerford
Somerset
BA2 7RS
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/farleigh-hungerford-castle/

Telephone

01225 754026

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Farleigh Hungerford Castle
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In a picturesque valley of the river Frome, on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset and nine miles from Bath stands the remains of Farleigh Hungerford Castle.
Started in the 14th century it still has much for the visitor 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.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

1 April - 30 September 2014
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

1 October - 2 November 2014
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

3 November 2014 - 29 March 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Christmas Eve
24 Dec 2014 Closed
Christmas Day
25 Dec 2014 Closed
Boxing Day
26 Dec 2014 Closed
New Year’s Eve
31 Dec 2014 Closed
New Year's Day
1 Jan 2015 Closed

Admission charges

Adult £4.20
Child (5-15yrs) £2.50
Concession £3.80

Discounts

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Living in a Medieval Castle Discovery Visit

Join this interactive tour to discover what life was like in a medieval castle. Through artefact investigation and role play, use your detective skills to find out who lived and worked in the castle.

How to obtain

Call 0117 975 0720 to arrange a 1 hour session, held every weekday during term time. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19477 for more information.

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