One of the most popular events at Fonmon are our group guided tours, accompanied by a delicious, home cooked Afternoon Tea. Throughout the year, the Castle is available for pre-booked groups to enjoy an exclusive look at this 800 year old property.
For groups of 20 or more, Serina our wonderfully experienced and entertaining tour guide will take you around the Castle on a 45 minute journey through its fascinating history. Because each group is individual, you can stop for questions, discussion and spend longer on areas that are of special interest
After learning about the families who have built and lived in the Castle and seeing the treasures they have collected, your tour ends in the Library where you can sit down to enjoy a sumptuous home cooked afternoon tea, made in the Castle kitchens.
In the Summer, because everything is made on site, your tea might even include fresh strawberries and the sandwiches could have cucumber picked from the garden that day – though because Mother Nature rules our harvest, we cant always guarantee it!
Situated just 25 minutes from the M4 35 minutes from Cardiff, a visit to Fonmon can be easily tied in with other activities . Perhaps your group is on an itinerary and afternoon tea doesn’t suit your timings? Then we can happily welcome you for morning coffee with biscuits or home made cakes, buffet lunches or an evening tour with snacks and a glass of wine to finish.
Depending on your arrival time, and of course the weather, a leisurely stroll in the Castle gardens can also be fitted into your itinerary.
A wander across the lawns to the Folly Tower offers a chance to see the wonderful mature trees and shrubs planted by generations of Fonmon families.
Then across the drive, the walled gardens with their fruit trees and beautiful borders, including a collection of historic fuschias are well worth a look.
We have hosted many historical, charity and friends groups from far and wide who have all thoroughly enjoyed the warm welcome and fascinating facts on offer.
Download a brochure here and get in touch today for prices and to learn more about taking a very special tour of Fonmon Castle.