The impressive motte and shell keep of Farnham Castle, Surrey, founded in 1138 by Bishop Henry of Blois. An enjoyable day out within travelling distance of London.
Long a residence of the wealthy bishops of Winchester, the accommodation in the keep was updated in the 1520s. The keep was abandoned after Civil War service: but much-altered parts of the medieval bishops' residence remain in private hands. Managed by Farnham Castle.
Five acres of lawn and cultivated beds, normally accessible except when being privately used by clients of Farnham Castle Conferences and Events. No seating or rest areas.