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Berry Pomeroy Castle

Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
+44 1803 866618
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Most haunted castle in England

Apparently this is the most haunted castle in England. The audio tour told a few of the more... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John K
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Stunning, spooky, and sensational.

This wonderful gem is really secluded and that is part of its charm. Driving down a very narrow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth R
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Apparently this is the most haunted castle in England. The audio tour told a few of the more gruesome stories. Let’s just say the Seymour family were a bit dysfunctional! This was the last castle built in England and before it became a ruin was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful gem is really secluded and that is part of its charm. Driving down a very narrow road to get to it, it was drizzling, cold and foggy, but that just added to the whole atmosphere of this place built in the 15th century....More

Thank Elizabeth R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the somewhat hairy journey down a narrow road to get there. Small car park and need stout shoes to walk round castle. Friendly welcome and good audio tour. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle has so much to offer, if you have the time pick up the audio tour as this really sets the castle alive and gives you glimpses into the past with stories and info all about berry pomeroy. The castle has loads to look...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! Set in the hidden woods! Kids loved it along with the audio! The staff were friendly and helpful! Felt almost magical!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parking is free. Castle is an enjoyable ruin. Great place to take photos. Shop quite sweet with suitably castle-y things for sale. Café conveniently located and nicely laid out. Food looked good however the service was not good. Hopefully an exception. Waited at the counter...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The castle is set in a beautiful spot and in the winter is only open at the weekends, sadly not a great deal of it left,but well worth a visit. There is a cafe there that does nice food which is handy if you are...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This is a castle well worth visiting with a very useful taped guide and stunning views. It works for children and adults and the cafe beside it is excellent.

Thank TheArtLark
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Visited on a drizzly January day. The castle/mansion is quite ruined with very little under cover and very few intact rooms. It's quite impressive and you can imagine how grand it would have been originally. We didn't do the audio tour but there are explanatory...More

Thank Ruth O
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is one of the most interesting ruined castles in Devon. Tucked away in a greenwood, you snake down the woodland lane to arrive in a clearing with the castle across the lawn before you. Layers of walls, windows and sky create a striking effect...More

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Toopaz
14 January 2018|
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Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus stop out on the main road but it’s still quite a walk to the castle from there. If you have time constraints I think it’s going to be very difficult alongside the infrequent bus times. I have to agree that a... More
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13 June 2016|
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Member: Free Adult: £5.60 Child: £3.30 Concession: £5 (student / 60+) Family: £14.50 (Source: English Heritage, June 2016).
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Susan b
4 June 2016|
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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.
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