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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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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Fantastic day out at the most haunted castle

Spent a few hours in and around the Castle, it's such a great place if you like history and ghost stories and walking :-) also we had an early light lunch at the Caffè in front... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
mvasilace
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is great and the French chef is able to serve you a good experience out of your meal. Cheers!

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a few hours in and around the Castle, it's such a great place if you like history and ghost stories and walking :-) also we had an early light lunch at the Caffè in front of the castle, great vicinity, nice food, friendly and helpful staff, only one let down: the smell of smoke and stuffines in the Caffè... More 

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newton abbot
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Hadent been since i was a kid , with school , now run by English heritage a bit pricey now but they have an audio tour , very interesting

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Thank percyNewtonAbbot
Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

A very lovely area with fine walks. The castle looks amazing..closed in Winter so I ahve yet to go inside. Looks magnificent against the wintry skies we are getting at the moment. A small cafe near the entrance. Walk good for dogs and kids..though both were scared by gunshots of hunting season.

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Thank Robyn D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It's a big ruin and ok if your not looking for a complete building with furniture. There's a cafe out front and it's sited in a woodland with lots of space to walk, so you can combine the two. Gift shop also friendly staff to help

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a romantic old ruin that dates back to the 1500s. The audio tour is well worth a few quid, and the cafe is very good. There are walks nearby that make it a great day out if the weather is close to decent and even smaller kids can appreciate the castle and its gatehouse, arrow slits and all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have driven past the signs to Berry Pomeroy Castle many times over the years but finally visited when I got a 2 for the price of 1 entry offer. I'm so glad I did as it is a fascinating place to see. It was a glorious day (which always helps) but the information commentary and the information boards really... More 

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1 Thank DaveM1959
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We did not know too much about the history however this was brought to life through the audio commentary from a servant of the time which we felt gave atmosphere as you walk around the site. The castle itself has a chilling history and the Elizabethan house within the walls is well preserved and and has its own story to... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

probably me but starting to get a bit "castled out" after visiting so many and this one is quite a climb up the high street and at the end of the day sorry to say it really is just another castle - ok if you haven't already seen dozens !!!!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The ruins and history are, of sorts, interesting. The Cafe is odd. The food is cheap and has had all its nutrients extracted (some how)

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