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.
Today Fonmon welcomes visitors in many different ways both as a wedding and events venue and through Public opening and tours:
The Castle is available throughout the year, but times and conditions for visiting vary.
From April to September inclusive, anyone can visit without booking on a Tuesday or a Wednesday. The gardens and grounds are open free of charge from 12 noon to 5pm (last entrance at 4pm)
There are guided tours of the castle itself on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm for which there is a charge of £6 per head for all over the age of 14.
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
Not 2 – Assistance dogs are the only ones allowed in the Castle, Gardens or Grounds.
Visits and Tours without refreshments can be booked in advance at any time for groups of 12 or more.
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, Afternoon Tea, or a full evening meal – our Tour and Tea option being especially popular.
To book a Group Tour, or for any further information on Public Opening, please contact our office