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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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The Ruins of the Day

Yesterday we decided that we would visit the supposedly most haunted "castle" in the country 7 ghosts in all including a black dog and a lady waving from an upper window where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Yesterday we decided that we would visit the supposedly most haunted "castle" in the country 7 ghosts in all including a black dog and a lady waving from an upper window where there is no flooring. Berry Pomeroy run by English Heritage, it is hidden in the Gatcombe Valley in the South Hams of Devon it is called a castle,... More 

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Denbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Bit creepy in places, and very informative audio guide as part of the price. Only one person working, so could need to wait to gain access. Worth the wait for some of the stunning views from parts of the castle.

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A thoroughly interesting place to visit and well worth the entrance fee. I found the recorded history very helpful. Go when it's not raining, as a large amount of the castle is in ruins with no shelter.

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Ashburton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Secluded but easy to find if you put the postcode into your satnav. Really good value and the free audio guide is excellent. We went after a lot of rain and you need shoes rather than sandals as the car park is unsurfaced. Allow a couple of hours - this is not a full day trip. The food at the... More 

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Spectacular, atmospheric and genuinely historic - don't miss it. One of the best places in Devon to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This spectacular ruined castle is sufficiently intact to be able to recreate mentally what it must have been like in its former splendour. A small room on the ramparts has an intact roof and contains some fading frescoes and plenty of house-martins.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We thought we would plan a rainy day fun day, for myself, sister my niece (20) and my son (18 months). We found it a absolute nightmare to try find, ok that's on us, but real lack of sign posting! Not a lot of parking, and the castle is a ruin, honestly we had no idea we thought we would... More 

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Cannington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Lanes to get there from the main road can be challenging, yet the private drive down the valley is a lot better. Started with a coffee on the front veranda of the café and enjoyed the quiet and centuries old backdrop. Main castle is worth spending a couple of hours, and make sure you take up the offer of the... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

berry poverty castle is a mesmerising site, young and old and all in between are drawn into its history, audio tour is engaging and informative and the surrounding area is simply outstanding, a great place to have a relaxing day out with the family

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cornwall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Lovely roadtrip to this relatively small castle with much of the ruins remaining remarkably interesting, Approx 3 hours will be enough to view everything.... Strongly recommend using the Audio your given & taking lots of photos. Unfortunately i didnt find anything Spooky or Eerie here at all. (Not sure what i was expecting to be fair) but still a worthwhile... More 

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