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Berry Pomeroy Castle

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Address: | Berry Pomery, Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
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+44 1803 866618
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Said to be one of the most haunted castles in England, this brooding...

Said to be one of the most haunted castles in England, this brooding 12th-century fortification was founded by the Pomeroy family who came to England with William the Conqueror. Lovely woodland walk surrounding the castle down to the lake and perfect picnic spot among the ruins. Child Friendly.

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A beautiful ruin where you can feel the history as you explore

A visit to Berry Pomeroy Castle with leave you with a feeling of what life may have been like for the family and workers who lived there. The ruin is well preserved in places and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2015
Melbourne Australia
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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

A visit to Berry Pomeroy Castle with leave you with a feeling of what life may have been like for the family and workers who lived there. The ruin is well preserved in places and you can easily imagine what the rooms may have looked like. The guided audio tour is a must and gives a very good explanation of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Spent about an hour wandering around the ruins of this former castle surrounded by trees and overlooking a valley. Take the audio guide it's included in the price it will help you to imagine the place as it once was. There is a small cafe and gift shop and woodland walks around the castle.

Thank Nicola81677
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

I walked here, and the approach down the long, wooded track meant that when the gatehouse appeared, basking in September sunshine, it was a stunning contrast and a fabulous sight. I had the place to myself for a little while, but for a small site, there never seemed to be many people in the way. With a 15th century gatehouse... More 

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I had visited the lovely cafe a couple of times but this was the first time I had been into the castle. It is really beautiful & easy to imagine it in all of its former glory. You can take an audio tour with you at no extra charge. There is a super little gift shop with fun & educational... More 

Thank Hatushlish K
St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Finding this castle is a challenge - especially if you have sat nav. Suggest you approach via Berry Pomeroy. Once you arrive at the end of the long drive you see the castle ruins and can quickly determine what an amazing castle/house this must have been. The English Heritage representative was positive and friendly. The audio tour was very informative... More 

Thank Shaldon07
Yateley Hampshire UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

If your looking for Carmarthen or Windsor Castle best not come here, however if your looking for a quiet small castle set in beautiful woodland with nice views across the valley this is for you. The castle is about 50% standing which allows the visitor enough to truly imagine how it would have looked in its hey day and what... More 

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

A castle ruins of note. Four of us visited this castle on a sunny day. We were given audio equipment to listen to as we walked around the castle which has amazing history. We then had superb soup with baked bread followed by coffee and cake. They have a great chef. Staff are very friendly and helpful. After lunch we... More 

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Luxulyan, Cornwall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Set in a beautiful wooded valley, this ruined castle has so much history. The audio guide is excellent and gives a really good taste of life in the past. The views from the castle are great too.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Yesterday we decided that we would visit the supposedly most haunted "castle" in the country 7 ghosts in all including a black dog and a lady waving from an upper window where there is no flooring. Berry Pomeroy run by English Heritage, it is hidden in the Gatcombe Valley in the South Hams of Devon it is called a castle,... More 

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Denbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Bit creepy in places, and very informative audio guide as part of the price. Only one person working, so could need to wait to gain access. Worth the wait for some of the stunning views from parts of the castle.

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