Plan a school trip to Farleigh Hungerford Castle, originally the home of the intriguing Hungerford family. Explore the castle ruins, the chapel and the burial vault and look around the Priest's House to learn about the history of the site and the people who lived there. 

Curriculum links

  • EYFS: Understanding the world
  • KS1 & 2: Local History Study, Castles
  • KS3: Development of church, state and society in Medieval Britain (1066-1509); Development of church, state and society in Britain (1509-1750) - Civil War
  • GCSE History: Study of the historic environment

Free school visits

Book a free visit to Farleigh Hungerford Castle and lead your own school trip in a way that suits you. Make use of our education room, museum, costumes and handling collections to help your class learn about the history of the castle. Alternatively, simply explore the site as a stimulus for art, photography or story writing. 



Expert-led school visits

Let us help you inspire your students with our hands-on Discovery Visit run by one of our site experts.



  • Facilities
    • Car park and coach parking on-site. Due to current works on-site, only minibuses can have parking access, larger coaches will need to drop off and pick up students at the castle entrance and park off-site.
    • Education room available for school groups, with bag storage, please book this room in advance
    • Gift shop on-site, we recommend you bring your class in small groups at a time
    • Plenty of outdoor lunch space
    • Bookable Medieval costume collection available for KS1 & 2
    • Bookable handling collection with site related objects and information notes
    • Accessible museum with extensive objects displays and descriptions including a number of artefacts found on site
    • On-site bookable activity sheets including activities around castles, heraldry and medieval character cards
  • How to book

    0370 333 0606


    • April to October: Monday to Friday during term time
    • November: Thursdays and Fridays for Discovery Visits only
    • March: Thursdays and Fridays for Discovery Visits only

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