Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Access at Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance. 

Advanced booking

You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. The prices shown here include a discount. The admission price will be higher if you choose to pay on the day you visit.

You can book your advance ticket online up to 8.45am on the day you want to visit.

Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

You can arrive anytime from the time slot you book, and stay as long as you like.

If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket will still be free. Please remember to bring your English Heritage membership card with you. Members are able to book tickets for those included in the membership only. Any additional bookings made will be chargeable on site.

Some of our sites can get very busy, especially on Bank Holidays. Our busiest times are between 11am and 2pm, so if you prefer to visit at a quieter time you may wish to visit outside of these hours.

Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit.

You can currently book for visits up to 31 March 2022.

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Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Not available.
Wheelchair Access
Castle: Ruins are negotiable via steps and rough paths. Grounds: Accessed on impacted gravel, tarmac, paved and earth paths and fairly smooth grass. Some cobbled areas. Wheelchair access is confined to top lawns. There is no wheelchair acess into the Chapel and in the Priest's House.
Entrance / Set Down
Visitors with limited mobility can be set down by the shop. Please call in advance.
Disabled Parking
Not available.
OnSite Transport
No
Stairs
Castle ruins are negotiable via steps and rough paths. There is one spiral staircase in the Priest House. Some uneven steps on site.
Lift Access
No
Seating And Restpoints
Selection of benches scattered around the site.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
Grounds accessed on compacted gravel, tarmac, paved and earth paths and fairly smooth grass. Some cobbled areas.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
Herb garden in the Chapel garden, containing scented plants.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Not available.
Handling Objects
There is a handling collection available for school visits and a 3D model.
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
Chargeable and must be booked in advance with the site.
Tactile Models
Stone carvings on tombs in chapel and museum may be touched. Tactile model of castle.
Areas Of Low Lighting
Crypt is dark and small.
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
Large print information sheets available.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Not available.
Induction Loops
Loops can be plugged into the audio tour and they are kept behind the till.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
Herb garden in the Chapel garden, containing scented plants.
Handling Objects
There is a handling collection available for school visits and a 3D model.
Easy Read Material
Large print information sheets and audio tour available.
Large Print Material
Large print information sheets available.
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Health And Safety
Deep Water
No
Trip Hazard
Some steps and rough surfaces.
Sheer Drop
There are two sheer drops on two sides of the ruins. One is steeper than the other and there is fencing and a warning on the guardianship panel.
Slip Hazard
Grass and paths slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
Yes there are slopes on site. Most have hand rails.
Steep Stairs
Difficult spiral staircase to upper floor of museum.
Beware Of Traffic
Limited traffic on the driveway.
Uneven Ground
Castle ruins have slopes and rough paths.
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