The Castle

Standing on its hill for nearly 900 years, Farnham Castle is one of the few remaining great medieval houses of England. Historical associations, almost continuous occupancy and careful preservation make the complex of buildings a significant and interesting survivor from the past. The powerful and wealthy Bishops of Winchester built Farnham Castle. For hundreds of years, it served as an administrative centre, fortress and accommodation, providing a convenient stopping place between London and Winchester. After 1660, the Palace became the Bishop’s principal residence. Many English monarchs, from King John to Queen Victoria have visited or stayed at Farnham Castle.


Timeline of the significant events in the history of Farnham Castle.

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Tours of The Castle

Visit the castle and take a tour of the Bishops Palace and the Keep.

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The Castle Grounds

Farnham Castle is situated over 5 acres of glorious gardens and manicured lawns. With views over Farnham and out towards the Surrey Hills on one side and the elegant and historic backdrop of the castle on the other, the Great Lawn is an impressive place to enjoy your wedding or private event.

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