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Address: Berry Pomeroy, Totnes TQ9 6NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1803 866618
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Description: 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.
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Wonderful Castle Ruins In Beautiful Tranquil Setting

I have been twice within a month to these castle ruins, the setting alone is so peaceful and beautiful. I recommend the audio device which works extremely well and really brings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have been twice within a month to these castle ruins, the setting alone is so peaceful and beautiful. I recommend the audio device which works extremely well and really brings the whole place to life. It is suitable for youngsters in most of the area, with a firm hand on them. There are some steps in place but you... More 

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English Riviera, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I took one of my clients who hasn't been out of his house for a long time and suddenly asked to go to Berry Pomeroy. We went first thing and I must say the lady who opens up was very helpful .....even tho she was busy setting up for the day and the castle hadn't actually opened yet she was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My family went round as I volunteered to be on dog walking duty (actually cut short by a visit to the super cafe!), and they all loved the castle. Great audio guide. Recommendation from youngest: if scared don't listen to the bit about possible ghosts!

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Stoke Gabriel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

probably the best cream tea in Devon, warm fresh scones, lovely staff and setting, birdsong, a lovely view, amazing aromas from the kitchen and a very clean environment

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Every single time we have been, alone, with friends or with grandchildren we have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, although I would add the head phones greatly enhance the visit. The staff/volunteers are friendly, helpful and most knowledgeable. I would also thoroughly recommend the cafe, their home made food is great.

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Harlow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A single track approach, but with many passing points. Home to the Seymours and claims to be the most haunted site in Britain. Well worth a visit, even though a ruin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My partner was reluctant to include Berry Pomeroy in our sightseeing because he was put off by the advertising around the haunted aspect. Not that he's a wuss, he just thought the attraction wouldn't be that good due to the emphasis in marketing materials. What a surprise. This was a wonderful experience. The audio tour is efficient and informative and... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This castle was so interesting. The man at the ticket office was so helpful and friendly and recommended we took the free audio tour which we are so glad we did. Definitely make sure you take this, it really made the trip for us. The audio tour takes about an hour and really explains the history of the castle and... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

this was our first visit using our English Heritage membership. Do take the audio commentary from the ticket kiosk as this greatly adds to the experience. Despite the castle being a ruin, there is sufficient remaining to get a good knowledge of life at the time. We enjoyed the experience and spent about 2 hours there. Even the 50 primary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Although supposedly the most haunted castle in England, we did not see any ghosts. But it is a fabulous ruin! The extensive audio guide is essential for understanding the history and usage of the castle. Convenient parking together with a small shop and cafe make it an ideal stop.

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Address: Berry Pomeroy, Totnes TQ9 6NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1803 866618
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Totnes

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