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Address: Berry Pomeroy, Totnes TQ9 6NJ, England
Phone Number: 44 (0) 1803 866618
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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Sufficiently spooky castle

I called in on Berry Pomeroy Castle as it was on my list of heritage sktes that I wanted to see. I got there at 10am on a weekday and apart from the man at the ticket booth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Meredith S
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I called in on Berry Pomeroy Castle as it was on my list of heritage sktes that I wanted to see. I got there at 10am on a weekday and apart from the man at the ticket booth outside, I was the only one there. It was very atmospheric with cloudy skies and a bit of fog rolling in off... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
54 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If an English Heritage property offers a free audioguide, you should always take advantage of it to make the most of your visit. Spread around this picturesque ruin are display boards providing a basic history, but the audioguide offers so much more, allowing you to imagine not just what once existed here but also how the castle might now look... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We went today and really enjoyed looking round the castle; fascinating ruins, parts were very atmospheric (the bottom of Margaret's Tower was very eerie!) and lovely wall painting in the gatehouse. My sons (3 and 5) also liked it, there was enough there for them to imagine what it would have been like back in the day. Cafe- lovely friendly... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

An enjoyable couple of hours visiting the remains of Berry Pomeroy castle. Wasn't overly busy which meant there was the opportunity to soak in the surroundings and atmosphere. The audio guide was a brilliant aid for understanding the history and spooky goings on!

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Loved it, although a bit pricey to go in, 2year old was free so that was good. My 6 year old loved it, she did the audio tour with us, and although apprehensive when ghosts were mentioned, her favourite talk was number 7, where we were in the dungeon where the white lady died and haunts. She loved it, still... More 

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Settle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Excellent day out here, very beautiful and tranquil surroundings, if you are lucky to experience something like i did, share with people also there. i was entering a dungeon, spent around 10 mins there, very very cold as if someone was there, scary too

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Can't believe I've lived within 5 miles for 60 odd years, and never visited until now! Remains of a 15th century castle with the remains of an Elizabethan mansion and a Jacobean extension (never completely finished). Best to choose a dry day as there is not much overhead protection from the elements, and it is well worth the walk down... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

be brave on the road down, its 2 miles for the main road and just wide enough for one car, but on a sunny days it's beautiful. Free audio tour makes the visit more enjoyable, and not too much walking is good for the kids.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great place, just a shame that kids were climbing on the ruins, shame on the parents for letting them do it. English Heritage have done a great job looking after our history let's start teaching our children how to respect it.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We came across the castle after visiting the village church. As it is a ruin, I wasn't,t sure that there would be much to see but we paid the entrance fee which included a hand held receiver documenting the castles history room by room. Well, it was really fascinating. I couldn,t believe that I had never heard that Jane Seymour's... More 

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