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.
The varied styles of architecture, collections of books, paintings and furniture all tell of its long and distinguished place in Welsh history.
Today Fonmon welcomes visitors in many different ways both as a wedding and events venue and through Public Opening and tours. Come and enjoy a journey through its fascinating history.
From April to September inclusive, during our Public Opening season, anyone can visit Fonmon on a Tuesday or a Wednesday afternoon and we welcome casual visitors
There are guided tours of the castle itself on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and there is a charge of £6 per person for all over the age of 14.
The gardens and grounds are open free of charge from 12 noon to 5pm (last entrance at 4pm)
At all other times, an advance booking is necessary, arrangements for visits booked in advance are as for Group Tours below.
Note 1 – There are no refreshment services available unless booked in advance as part of the Group Tour arrangements
Note 2 – Assistance dogs are the only ones allowed in the Castle, Gardens or Grounds.
For visits by groups of 20 or more we are happy to provide refreshments, with or without a tour. These can range from morning coffee, light lunch, afternoon tea, or a full evening meal all home cooked and taken in one of the sumptuous Castle rooms – our Tour & Tea option being especially popular.
To book a Group Tour , or for any further information on Public Opening, please contact our office