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.
Don't Miss!A glimpse of the rare medieval wall paintings in the chapel and the strange portrait coffins in the crypt.
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Explore your local heritage at Farleigh Hungerford Castle.
FREE entry for education groups.
FREE online teaching resources.
FREE education room and resources to use during your visit including a costume collection and artefact handling collection.
Living in a Medieval Castle KS1-3.
As well as free entry we offer an exciting hands-on Discovery Visit led by our expert site staff. In this 1 hour 15 minute workshop you will use costumes, artefacts and role play to find out who lived and worked at Farleigh Hungerford... and even uncover some gruesome stories from the castle's past! Great value at £90 per class.
Call 0870 3330606.
Commercial Hire & Services
Unique wedding photos at Farleigh Castle, prices start from £75.
Prices start from £30, with free admission for members.
Parties include a tour led by a member of staff and the use of the education base.
Pleas contact the site for further details on 01225 754026