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Berry Pomeroy Castle

Berry Pomeroy, Totnes TQ9 6NJ, England
44 (0) 1803 866618
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Totnes
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles, Mysterious Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Paignton, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

After looking around the castle we thought we would try the Castle Cafe and what a find! It looks very small from the outside but can seat up to around 30. We chose the Sunday roast and it was delicious,perfectly cooked with ingredients sourced locally . The prices were very reasonable too. A hidden gem!

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Houston, Texas
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34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I surprised my fiancée with a trip to this haunted, ruined castle. We arrived around two, on a dreary and drizzly day. The castle was well removed from the city, and the quietness added to the ambiance of the place. I wasn't thinking and wore boat shoes, which only became soaking wet in the rain and mud puddles. However, even... More

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Colorado
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179 reviews 179 reviews
85 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The Pomeroy family built the original castle and the Seymour family built a fair sized manor home in 1600’s within the castle, which are all in ruins. There are towers remaining and the gate house is from the original castle built by Julian, a knight of William the Conqueror. It began raining very hard when we were there, so we... More

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Huntingdon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
55 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Went to visit after hours but was able to just walk around the castle. Looks neat. The area is in deep in the woods so it felt like walking in another world.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

It's just gorgeous!!! Take your camera and wear good flat shoes so you can explore everywhere. Helpful staff in the kiosk.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Beautiful castle to visit, especially compared to Totnes as it has a lot more to meander through. Fortunately we have an English Heritage membership card which makes it all the more worthwhile. Again we received a warm welcome by the young lady at reception. We really enjoyed the audio-guides - it creates a captivating ambience - such as the sad... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Loved the whole place even if it was a little expensive to get into the castle itself is steeped in rich history and fascinating stories

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you have an English Heritage membership, Berry Pomeroy is worth a stop. My husband isn't keen on audio tours but he enjoyed the BP audio tour -- lots of history, and interesting to see how much the castle had been remodelled, before falling into disrepair and ruin! Very scenic location, walk down the path to the valley and see... More

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

A spectacular ruin, an important piece of history in wonderful surroundings, with a decent cafe on site. Well worth visiting if you are in south Devon. Gets pretty busy in summer holidays, at other times generally peaceful.

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Devon
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Blue autumn skies and glorious autumn colours framed the castle beautifully. Fascinating place with interesting story brought to life by the excellent audio tour. The secluded site with relatively basic facilities adds to rather than detracts from the visit. Sadly suffers from the same old peeling interpretation boards that seem to be the hallmark of the non-flagship English Heritage properties... More

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