Dog-friendly Bath – Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Hungerford Castle is an English Heritage owned/managed castle ruin that is dog-friendly! We had read that you could take your dog around the grounds before travelling, but were very pleasantly surprised to learn that you can take dogs into all of the inside areas (i.e., the chapel, shop, and museum area). They even have a dog water bowl outside the shop! Although Sash had just started a new type of food and so her stomach was…sensitive. I apologise to the people who entered the chapel after us as Sash was particularly windy on that part of the tour (we quickly exited as she started making some really bad smells!).

Farleigh Hungerford Castle is a fantastic ruin with a rich and interesting history. The site itself is quite small but the audio tour easily takes an hour and has lots of interesting stories of murder, poisonings, politics, imprisonment, and general information about the castle between 1380 and 1686 AD. The Hungerfords were involved in some of the most exciting events of this period such as the 100 years war, the civil war, and Henry VIII’s court.

You will need a car to access Farleigh Hungerford Castle as it is in the countryside between Bradford on Avon and Norton St. Philip. There is a little car park on site, the cost of which is included in the ticket price of approximately £9 per adult. You could visit Farleigh Hungerford Castle on the same day as Prior Park, Warleigh Weir and/or the Mendip Hills.

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