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Berry Pomeroy Castle

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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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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... read more

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

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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Prescott, Arizona
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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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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Was on a long walk with my dog and came across this old ruined castle. Very grand rising out of the trees from and shrubs from my trail below by the pond/lake.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We wouldn't have vistited this castle if we hadn't of seen the sign for it as we passed through on our way to somewhere else! We thought it sounded interesting so we turned around and went back, and we were all glad we did. This castle is hidden away, way down a winding narrow road - you definitely cannot see... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A great English Heritage ruin which is fascinating to explore. The included audio guide is a must, very well produced and captures the atmosphere of the castle through the ages. Especially so in the "haunted tower". We visited on a breezy summers day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Sat nav address took us to a narrow track between some cottages... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

For a quiet break from every day, drive a bit off the beaten track and find Berry Pomeroy Castle. Facilities-wise; there's a free car park a short walk from the main entrance, toilets, an excellent cafe and there's an audio guide available which I highly recommend as it extends your visit and provides an atmospheric guide to really bring the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The whole experience was amazing, even though the is one of the most haunted castles in Britain, it was very interesting especially with the walk around audio guide ! The staff are very helpful and the cafe is VERY nice and also defiantly worth the visit too !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We put in the postcode from our E.H guidebook into our GPS and it took us to the right spot. Quiet leafy area , there is a cafe which is shut on Mondays (that's when we went). Toilets are near the office. Wonderful audio tour which takes you right through all the buildings with thorough explanation, some stairs to climb.... More 

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West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

While some of the building was still roofed, the main grounds and wreck was brilliant to see. The audio guide was a real asset in getting to know the facts and figures.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A combination of ruin and incomplete building project which makes the realities of Royal patronage all the more real. Fascinating history in an unusual setting for a castle. Just complete enough to get a sense of it in its heyday. Well worth seeking out, as is the friendly guide and the excellent cafe which offers some unusual dishes alongside the... More 

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Address: 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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