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Dartmouth Castle

Dartmouth Castle Castle Road, Dartmouth TQ6 0JN, England
+44 1803 833588
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Small but interesting

The view from the reception area must be the most spectacular anywhere in the country! Just a huge... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
NotLordPercy
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Dartmouth Castle and Church

We arrived in the small car park to find the parking meter out of order, apparently like this for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Christina S
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London, United Kingdom
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One of the most picturesquely sited fortresses in England. For over six hundred years, the castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary and the busy port of Dartmouth. John Hawley, privateering mayor of Dartmouth and the prototype of the flambouyant "Shipman" in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, began this fascinating complex of defences in 1388. Explore the passageways and climb to the top of the Gun Tower for stunning views out to sea. Child friendly and dog friendly.
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Dartmouth Castle Castle Road, Dartmouth TQ6 0JN, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The view from the reception area must be the most spectacular anywhere in the country! Just a huge expanse of water! You can marvel at the view several times on this visit and wriggle up a couple of tricky staircases. But after that......well,that's about it...More

Thank NotLordPercy
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived in the small car park to find the parking meter out of order, apparently like this for more than one year! We toured the Castle and read about the history - you need to be very able bodied as there are many steps....More

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very quiet when we went, gladly had much of it to ourselves, it is small but don't let that put you off, it has excellent views.

Thank SnidgeAllen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked this castle, it may not be very big, but had some very nice views and a bit of historical information. Friendly and helpful employee at the shop. There's also a little church.

Thank Sander S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a small castle with big views. Did a little pirate search when there. But it was packed. Kids enjoyed it and was fine for a short visit

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff an suitable for a quick visit if you have English Heritage. Superb views and seemed to be making big efforts to entertain kids with pirate weekend. Well worth a visit

Thank Woodychester1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle itself is of minor interest. It is small and next to a small historic church. It offers good views over the Dart estuary. I would say the main "purpose" is as a good end point for a pleasant walk from the town centre....More

1  Thank LeylandAtlantean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my family, great day out, they had a little pirate thing going on for the kids which was nice. Beautiful scenery!

Thank Jasminc664
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not too expensive, lots of information explaining its purpose. Lovely views and things to keep children amused. The church is in the grounds is also worth a visit.

Thank Julie9398
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the walk to see this under stated castle. Small gift shop and independent cafe at to the experience. There is a ferry service to and from Dartmouth but I would take a stroll there and ferry back.

Thank Patricia K
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Stephen W
6 April 2015|
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Response from rogerp761 | Reviewed this property |
there are a lot of steep challenging steps so I'd advise against this one for anyone with mobility issues.
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