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Fonmon Castle, Barry

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#5 of 9 in Historic Sites in Vale of Glamorgan
Castle Tourist Spot
Fonmon is one of the few mediaeval castles which are still lived in as a home. Since it was built by the St. John family c1200, it has only changed hands once. In 1656, during the English Civil War it was bought by Colonel Philip Jones, a direct ancestor of Sir Brooke Boothby, the present owner.
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4.3
  • Such a special place. It is elegant with an air of calm. We had a fantastic day- could not have asked for more! Right the way through the planning process we had so much help and support from the team...  more »
  • What an interesting visit, we had two ladies showing us round one learning the ropes and another with years of fantastic facts and stories about the history of the families that had lived there. Lovel...  more »
  • A lovely venue for the wedding we attended, convenient for transport links and very near Cardiff Airport. Characterful old place tucked away in pleasant gardens. Staff very well trained and friendly. ...  more »
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  • Attended a wedding here and the place is fantastic. Staff and building was amazing
  • Lovely atmospheric building. Very informative tour
  • Just great, an awesome cozy castle, spent the day on a wedding here, everything was spectacular and glamorous.
  • Very nice venue for a wedding reception.
  • Lovely setting for a wedding.

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