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.
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.Enquire now
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.FIND OUT MORE
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 further information on 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 once you have made a booking, plus a 20% discount on the official English Heritage guidebook for your place of choice.
Once you book your visit you’ll be sent a visit permit, which you’ll need to bring with you on the day.
Visit our bookings page to start planning your trip!
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If you’d like more information about a site or one of our workshops, get in touch using the online form on our bookings page to speak to your local Education Visits Officer. We look forward to seeing you soon.