Farleigh Hungerford Castle


Plan your school trip to Farleigh Hungerford Castle, a fortified mansion originally home to the 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. 

Please note: this site is currently open on Thursdays and Fridays only.

Curriculum links

Support your teaching in a fun and engaging way, with a visit to Farleigh Hungerford Castle.

  • EYFS: Understanding the world
  • KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places; study of castles
  • KS1-3 History: A local history study
  • KS2 History: A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • KS3 History: Development of church, state and society in Britain 1066-1509 and 1509-1750; the Civil War
  • GCSE History: Study of the historic environment

Free self-led visits

Book a free visit to Farleigh Hungerford Castle and lead your own school trip in a way that suits you. Visit the museum and explore the castle to help your class learn about the history of this site. It also makes a fantastic stimulus for art, photography or story writing projects. 

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Expert-led discovery visits

Let us help you inspire your students with a Discovery Visit session, run by one of our site experts. An interactive castle tour will bring the history of Farleigh Hungerford Castle to life. 

Our Discovery Visits have been adapted to follow health and safety guidelines and will still offer your students a quality and fun learning experience.


Plan your trip

We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. You can find all our site-specific information and tools below, and for Covid-19 risk assessments and measures we’ve got in place please visit our what to expect page.

Download our free resources to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip. We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking. Visit our bookings page to start planning your trip!

  • Facilities
    • PARKING: Car parking is available on-site. Coaches cannot enter the site and should park in the dedicated coach parking bays opposite the gateway.
    • LUNCH: Plenty of outdoor lunch space is available. In the case of wet weather we will try to provide an indoor space, but this cannot be guaranteed. .
    • TOILETS: Toilets are available.
    • SHOP: The shop is open for group leaders. Alternatively, you can order goody bags which can be booked in advance paid for on the day.
    • EDUCATION CENTRE: Education room available for bag storage. The free resources (Medieval costume collection for KS1-2, the handling collection with site related objects and information notes, and the on-site activity sheets including activities around castles, heraldry and medieval character cards) can be requested directly from site. It is subject to quarantining regulations so please check if it is available before you visit.
  • Education Site Opening Times

    We offer free self-led education visits during school term time*. From November until March we open exclusively for education groups at selected sites when booking an expert-led Discovery Visit. See our education opening times below for individual site information.

    *Free education visits are not offered on UK public holidays or during the operation of additional fee paying public events at English Heritage sites.

    • April-October: Monday-Sunday 10-5pm. Discovery Visits available Monday-Sunday
    • November: Saturday-Sunday 10-4pm. Discovery Visits available Wednesday-Friday
    • December-February: Saturday-Sunday 10-4pm
    • March: Saturday-Sunday 10-4pm. Discovery Visits available Wednesday-Friday
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