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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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Wow - a proper castle ruins!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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 reviews 4 reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nice set of ruins, with well maintained grounds, with decent cafe and loo. Worth a look if you're in the area. Free to National Trust members. £5/adult otherwise.

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31 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visited here on Tuesday, only to find its only open weekends, I recently brought my English heritage membership, but nothings ever open, it's disgusting. I was not told this when signing up that you close everything in the winter. I work weekends so can't go. Any excuse to close I think.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The site was closed when we visited on a weekday in late November, but using our OS map we followed public footpaths which lead down the drive and enabled us to do a circular tour. The first view of the castle seen through the autumn trees was memorable. After admiring the gatehouse and curtain wall we followed an old bridle... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A hidden gem! A well preserved castle with an interesting and checkered history- worth dodging the pheasants for!

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