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“Great to visit even on drizzly day”

Berry Pomeroy Castle
Ranked #4 of 37 things to do in Totnes
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tucked away in a deep wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin with a colourful history of intrigue. Within the 15th-century defences of the Pomeroy family castle, looms the dramatic ruined shell of its successor, the great Elizabethan mansion of the Seymours. Begun in around 1560 and ambitiously enlarged from around 1600, their mansion was intended to become the most spectacular house in Devon, a match for Longleat and Audley End. Never completed, and abandoned by 1700, it became the focus of blood-curdling ghost stories, recounted in the audio tour. The location of the castle makes it ideal for walkers who can explore the nearby beautiful woodland or you can enjoy a light lunch, home made cake or restorative cup of tea in the cafe. Within a short drive are Totnes Castle and Dartmouth Castle, making it an ideal day out for families.
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“Great to visit even on drizzly day”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Great castle to visit with free audio guide which even kept 8 yr old listening all the way round. The 4 yr old prob listened for half of it but did enjoy it. The audio guide brings castle to life. Highly recommend.

Thank annemj
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Interesting ruin”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Get the handsets, they are really good and give a real idea of life in the castle as well as stories of the ghosts that are reputed to haunt the castle. The cafe needs a special mention as well - service with a smile, great care taken to provide home made food of good quality, lovely hot chocolate to warm us on a drizzly dull day. Well worth a visit

Visited May 2014
Thank Jean N
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Devon, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Mum and 3 boys 12,10,6 fabulous castle to explore commentary really good even the boys listened to it all! Not the 6 yr old ( would be good to do one for little children ) Recommend the heritage trail walk absolutely beautiful cafe good but could take a picnic spent 41/2 hours there and it was a drizzly day on a good day could stay longer

Visited May 2014
Thank julia030
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“Beautiful castle off the beaten track”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

It takes some finding but is well worth it. Great to have the audio tour which brings the history to life, lovely site on hill overlooking river, friendly staff, well worth the visit

Visited February 2014
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant audio guide brought the Castle to life!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Although a ruin using the audio guide brought Berry Pomeroy Castle to life. Interesting & atmospheric. Amazed to see bats flying in the daytime in the old church building. Beautiful bluebells on the walk down to the lake where there were geese with goslings. Quiet, relaxing & peaceful spot.

Visited May 2014
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