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Dartmouth Castle

Dartmouth Castle Castle Road, Dartmouth TQ6 0JN, England
+44 1803 833588
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good walk to visit this compact little gem

An easy walk from the town takes you to the castle. good information and interactive displays. the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Harleston, United Kingdom
Fascinating insights in coastal defence

Fascinating insight into the history and functioning of a coastal defence station over the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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
+44 1803 833588
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An easy walk from the town takes you to the castle. good information and interactive displays. the adjacent church is worth a look and taking the small ferry back gave a different veiw of the estuary.

Thank JCandG
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fascinating insight into the history and functioning of a coastal defence station over the centuries. These are the things that kept us safe.

Thank R S
Reviewed 5 days ago

A small castle, but with an amazing story to tell. Really enjoyed it - well worth a visit. Stunning views over the estuary.

Thank 469st
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small castle but still lots to see with loads of information around the tour. Stunning views, story telling and dressing up for the children and informative staff. Some steep steps, not all of them though and would recommend the cream tea in the small cafe...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely little castle with great views. We visited over the summer when there ws storytelling/dressing up for kids which was great. The dog was welcome to join us too which was a big bonus. The staff especially in the gift shop were...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is not large but contains an array of interesting armament and historic items and the views from the ramparts must be amongst the best in the country. Parking is very limited on site so the recommended way is to travel by Castle Ferry...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good value attraction with a varied history. Kids loved the trail and the views are really pretty. Good coffee and really tasty scones make the walk out of Dartmouth worthwhile.

Thank VickyP72
Reviewed 1 week ago

They had run out of scones for cream teas but had a batch cooking that would be half a hour wait. We declined but asked if we could just take away a cheese scone for our grandson. We paid and having waited 10 minutes enquired...More

Thank Phil T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here via the ferry service from Dartmouth which I would highly recommend 2.50 each way for adults and you get amazing views of the castle Dartmouth on approach and only takes ten minutes . Upon arrival for sure right decision to take ferry...More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited the castle and what a fantastic location. The view up and down the river is amazing. The castle is quite small so doesn't take a long time to explore but is very interesting and the staff were welcoming. There are also some...More

Thank chris c
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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.