Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, England

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Hungerford Castle began construction in 1369 and remained in the hands of the Hungerford family until 1686. By the 18th century the castle was no longer lived in and fell into disrepair. The castle chapel was repaired in 1779 and in 1915 Farleigh Hungerford Castle was sold to the Office of Works and a controversial restoration programme began. It is now owned by English Heritage, who operate it as a tourist attraction, and the castle is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.


The castle is reputedly haunted by the apparition of Lady Agnes Hungerford She is said to appear near the chapel.


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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Farleigh Hungerford is a village in Somerset, England.

It is situated 9 miles southeast of Bath, 3.5 miles west of Trowbridge on A366, in the valley of the River Frome.

Pictured left is Farleigh Hungerford Castle courtesy of Ron Ward. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.