Nunney Castle

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Castle Street, Nunney, Nr Frome, Somerset, BA11 4LW

Before You Go

A picturesque moated medieval castle, Nunney Castle in Somerset dates from the 1370s. Its builder was Sir John de la Mare, a local knight who was beginning to enjoy royal favour. Much modernised in the late 16th century, the castle was besieged and damaged by the Parliamentarians in 1645, during the English Civil War.

Though ruined, Nunney's dramatic great tower is very well preserved. Its four round corner towers and connecting walls are tightly encircled by the castle moat. 

Read more about Nunney Castle's history.

Don't Miss

Nunney Street Fayre - Please note this event has been cancelled for 2020, but will return in 2021

The annual Nunney Street Fayre is a fantastic family day out, taking place in the streets around Nunney Castle. Entry is free (parking charges apply) and includes stalls with local crafts, food and drink, entertainments and music in the grounds of the castle.

Before You Go

Access: Although the majority of the site is level, there are a small number of steps at the entry gate and on to the bridge over the moat.  

Please be aware: The castle is surrounded by a deep moat with steep sides.

Do not climb on the walls.

English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

Parking: There is a free car park, a short walk away, off Castle Hill. The walk to the castle involves a moderate hill down into the village.

Facilities: There are no public toilets in Nunney, but there is a pub and a shop.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Plan a Great Day Out

Also from the 14th century, nearby Bradford on Avon boasts a spectacular monastic stone barn. Or you could combine your trip with a visit to nearby Farleigh Hungerford Castle, set in the beautiful valley of the River Frome.

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