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.
Today Fonmon welcomes visitors in many different ways both as a wedding and events venue and through Public opening and tours:
The Castle is open to the Public from April to September.
There is no need to book.
Public opening times for individuals, families and groups of less than twelve are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between midday and 5pm.
Public guided tours are at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Access to the garden and grounds is free
Last entrance to the garden is at 4pm.
Assistance dogs only allowed
Make a day of it, bring a group and have afternoon tea in a Castle:
For groups of 16 or more we are happy to accept bookings in advance, both during and outside of normal public opening hours. For such groups we can offer anything from morning coffee to an evening meal with or without a tour. The most popular option is to combine a tour with our delicious afternoon teas served in the beautiful Georgian Library.