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Berry Pomeroy Castle

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Address: | Berry Pomery, Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 866618
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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. Lovely woodland walk surrounding the castle down to the lake and perfect picnic spot among the ruins. Child Friendly.

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Romantic ruins

Not a fairytale castle but dramatic ruins and stunning views both of the castle and surrounding countryside at this English Heritage site. The castle is located on an elevated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
longbarrow
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a fairytale castle but dramatic ruins and stunning views both of the castle and surrounding countryside at this English Heritage site. The castle is located on an elevated spot with fantastic walks around, including down to the lake in the valley below. Great for adults and kids. An excellent independent cafe sits near the entrance.

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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful cast tucked away in Devon... Spend several hours exploring the remains of a castle in Devon. Highlights: - Enter history - Excellent self-operated audio tour - Good quality snacks and sandwiches in the café - Convenient car park - Accessible locations: you are able to climb the castle steps and walk among the remains - Completable within 1... More 

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Thank theBBSS
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cold damp January day we were really surprised by this castle hidden in the valley. We took advantage of the audio trail which we felt was vital to our enjoyment as it captured the atmosphere and told the story of the castle, complete with sound effects and ghostly stories. An excellent visit. Enhanced by a friendly cup of... More 

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Utica, New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We went with his parents in 2006 and strolled all over the grounds. The audio tour was really helpful. I enjoyed looking out over the walls, seeing the painting in the chapel, photographing the structure, and 'looking for ghosts'.

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Thank hilwoman
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Went in the evening once and it was all closed up which was a shame. Lovely place though will be returning in the day!

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Thank OllieAG
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Nearly 12£ is a bit much for 2 adults, but the grounds and views of the river Dart are beautiful. The history is quite interesting, and parts of the structure are quite well preserved. The audio guide is included in the price, and the staff are very friendly. A very enjoyable place to visit. Bring boots as even when the... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

The audio tour is a must here as it puts flesh on the bones of this ruined castle. A beautiful setting and wonderful story. We loved it.

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Thank Scout500
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

What a fabulous setting, great ruins and great audio tour If you are in the area, check this site out it was truly magical Shame we didn't see a ghost though!

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Thank Joe T
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Must say rather disappointed, not with the castle itself, the historical side of things i find interesting, but the fact of how much it costs to get in, it is very over priced, the information boards were very poorly maintained most were cracked whether damaged and unreadable.

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Thank LyonsD87
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Not bad for a couple of hours out. Not very big so could do this a lot quicker, but has a nice feel to it that makes you want to take your time.

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