In a beautiful valley of the river Frome, on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset and only nine miles from Bath, stands the remains of Farleigh Hungerford Castle.
Special opening of the crypt for Halloween: On Thurs 31st Oct, Fri 1 Nov, Sat 2 Nov and Sun 3 Nov, the historic crypt which features a collection of human shaped lead coffins will be open to the public. This is to celebrate a special programme in conjunction with BBC History which is being broadcast on Thurs 31st October. The crypt will be open at 12 noon and 3.00 pm each day.
Started in the 14th century, it still has much for visitors 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.
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Farleigh Hungerford, Norton St Philip, Bath, Somerset - BA2 7RS
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