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Dartmouth Castle

Dartmouth Castle Castle Road, Dartmouth TQ6 0JN, England
+44 1803 833588
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Love love this place.

Modest cafe, she’d really, but lovely cakes, coff and tea, plus othe food. Friendly staff, very dog... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joanna J
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Norwich, United Kingdom
A bit of history

Actually it's a lot of history over a long period of time especially if you take in a visit to St... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NeilM48
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Wincanton, 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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"english heritage"
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"st petrox church"
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"well worth a visit"
in 57 reviews
"the river"
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"steep steps"
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"nice walk"
in 18 reviews
"interesting history"
in 19 reviews
"stunning views"
in 31 reviews
"small cafe"
in 16 reviews
"sound effects"
in 9 reviews
"information boards"
in 12 reviews
"small ferry"
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"dart estuary"
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"ferry boat"
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"interesting place"
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"guide book"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Modest cafe, she’d really, but lovely cakes, coff and tea, plus othe food. Friendly staff, very dog friendly and awesome views fro the outside terrace of the mouth of the Dart. Have been coming for years and for me, it’s one of Datmouth’s Most iconic...More

Thank Joanna J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually it's a lot of history over a long period of time especially if you take in a visit to St Petrocs Church. A small but very well laid out exhibition with a very knowledgeable and interesting host. All the exhibits were well presented. I...More

1  Thank NeilM48
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting castle with medieval and Victorian sections. It’s a bit different to other castles as the aim was to defend Dartmouth from raids by sea. We went in the late afternoon and had plenty of time to see everything before it shut. St. Petroc’s...More

1  Thank davidowen52
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views from the castle make this a worth while place to visit. As others have said it is only small and took us around an hour to go round. The steps to the very top are steep and uneven but it’s worth the climb...More

Thank Helen L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on pirate day and that added to the overall visit as they had a talk on weapons and pirates and I learnt stuff I never knew. The pirates were great with kids so thumbs up to them. Back to the castle if...More

1  Thank helen e
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It was Raster and they were hosting additional ‘pirate’ themed activities. These were very informative and interesting, even for younger kids. The beach nearby is worth an excursion too. All in all well worth it. But only because we had English...More

Thank Simon H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Dartmouth to the castle which was a nice walk in itself. The castle felt more like a fortress and there was not an amazing amount to see in the castle itself other than canons (of which there were quite a few). It...More

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I find it hard to get my head around the history attached to Dartmouth Castle. I love to look into every nook and cranny. We are so very lucky to have such things to explore. Well worth a visit if you like the thought of...More

1  Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the castle however was quite up and down if you are not physically mobile. Not a large castle compared to others and quite pricey at £7.30 each for adults. Would not return if offered the chance again.

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

An interesting and informative visit to a small castle that was also housing guns during WW2. Run by English Heritage that doesn’t tie in with National Trust but entry is reasonable for what is there to see. A lot of it is outside so not...More

1  Thank Neil C
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there are a lot of steep challenging steps so I'd advise against this one for anyone with mobility issues.
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