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Dartmouth Castle

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Very good Bar / Pub food

Great location. Excellent value Food .Very dog friendly. Pleasant staff. The only fault is that... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
ericleroi7
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Great day out

Took the boat from the harbour around to the castle and spent a good few hours looking around... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Matthew G
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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...more
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Dartmouth Castle Castle Road, Dartmouth TQ6 0JN, England
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All reviews english heritage well worth a visit st petrox church the river steep steps nice walk sound effects small ferry interesting history small cafe information boards stunning views dart estuary ferry boat interesting place interesting visit tea shop
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Views were great. Felt over priced experience. 1.5 duration needed. Some areas worn out gift shop limited.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claire R
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Devon’s oldest fortress castle is stunningly located guarding the River Dart. With the charming sailing town of Dartmouth at one end and the mouth of the sea at the other- Dartmouth is perched high above the River. Beautiful location with centuries of history. Easy stroll...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mayacosmos
Reviewed 4 November 2018

A well kept castle and church which I believe is the only castle to have its own church which is very much in use today. Stunning surrounding countryside and sea views and a nice little café. Lots of thoughtful history and everyone working there very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank marklyminster
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We had been travelling for six weeks and had already seen a number of castles on our travels. This was so interesting, not only because of the historical aspects but also the magnificent setting and the beautiful historic town. highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Kay R
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Great location. Excellent value Food .Very dog friendly. Pleasant staff. The only fault is that because its so good its become too popular and unless you are a resident you cant guarantee getting a table on arrival.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ericleroi7
Reviewed 20 October 2018

I'm not a big fan of the dry statistics of history but my son was keen to see the English Heritage site and it was well worth a visit. It's a bit of an uphill journey even by road but I noticed there's a river...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Chris F
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Took the boat from the harbour around to the castle and spent a good few hours looking around. Really good information provided. The church is well worth a look too. The boat ride back gives an amazing view of the town an Navel college in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

... I say that, because when I think of castles, I think of Warwick, York, Stirling, Norwich etc, and if I'm honest, if I compare it to them it's a little disappointing. However, this is an interesting, historical treat, made all the more endearing by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank jackster1
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

About half hour walk out of Dartmouth gets you to a lovely little castle, Church and look out. Well worth it. Didn't have enough time to do the castle so best look at other reviews for that. Nice little churchyard with interesting/sad inscriptions. Lovely views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank andrrwh
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

It is a 25 minute walk from the centre of town. An undulating route aling the road. One can drive tgere easily too. Pay and display parking. A nice view and friendly tea room. Public toilets. Maje the journey back different by catchibg the snall...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank chrishawley
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Tumo_10
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Response from adamcg97 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the cost is £6:80 for adults £4:10 for children and £17:70 for a family ticket.
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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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