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Berry Pomeroy Castle

Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
+44 1803 866618
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Great Little Place

Just outside Totnes, this is a good place to visit,Set in lovely woodland setting, with free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dover, United Kingdom

Set in lovely grounds, hidden away, well documented in each area. Free entry for carers of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newport, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
+44 1803 866618
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just outside Totnes, this is a good place to visit,Set in lovely woodland setting, with free parking. There is an excellent Café (Not English Heritage), serving freshly made food, and one of the best Cream Teas you will have! The castle itself was very interesting..with...More

Thank lookey01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in lovely grounds, hidden away, well documented in each area. Free entry for carers of disabled upon proof - which is not advertised on tariff board. Not suitable in castle for wheelchairs nor would I suggest those less stable on feet due to uneven...More

Thank AHathway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for lunch one day and saw the sign for castle cafe. Went down this little track for a long time but then came across a clearing with the most delightful cafe. Beautifully clean, lovely staff and great food freshly prepared. Cannot think of any...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place to visit you can imagine the elegence that was.Wonderful walks for our four legged friends in the castle and outside.If you have time its a place to come to

Thank 05132015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely castle to walk around and lots of history well presented. Need to take the audio presentation to get the best experience.

Thank dacsue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden away in a wooded valley this ruin includes a fortified mansion house within the walls. We only made a fleeting visit, but those with time should take an audio tour.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fascinating ruin with quite a story behind it as it was never finished. Wonderful views, well worth a visit.

Thank bkescape
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place a must visit whilst in the area. Had a real historical feeling of love, life and death and beautifully restored

Thank geoffmay
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Reputedly the most haunted castle in all of England Berry Pomeroy has a rich and inviting history that flavors the whole of your experience here. Quite a bit of tragedy and bloodshed here as well as a rich tradition of family and connection to the...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

After questioning if i had gone the wrong way we found it. What a lovely castle. The man in the shop was lovely and helpful. The children loved being able to stretch their legs and as the man was so informative was happy to talk...More

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13 June 2016|
Response from theBBSS | Reviewed this property |
Member: Free Adult: £5.60 Child: £3.30 Concession: £5 (student / 60+) Family: £14.50 (Source: English Heritage, June 2016).
Susan b
4 June 2016|
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Response from Castle_Curioso |
Yes they are. They didn't used to be, but as of Good Friday, 25 March 2016, that changed and dogs are now allowed throughout the site.