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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 2014
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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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We took our 2 daughters here. Found the place no problem and free parking! Nice little cafe for a quick ice cream. Toilet was a bit dodgy but perfectly use able. The head phone tour was very interesting and enjoyable. Our girls were a bit spooked but had a great day. Probably not worth a return visit as nothing will... More

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UK
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26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Down some very narrow country roads, through a bit of forrest, you arrive at a free car park and an impressive castle front. We had a nice slow walk round dipping in and out of the audiotour. The ruins of the castle are interesting, atmospheric and beautiful. A very enjoyable couple of hours. Many of the 'rooms' don't have a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visited this castle on a beautiful day and thoroughly enjoyed the site which was greatly enhanced by the audio tour. Learnt a lot about its history and the history of the families who lived there. Set in wooded area it was a short walk from the car park and a great way to while away a couple of hours. Not... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Absolutely loved our visit to Berry Pomeroy Castle. A bit out of the way, down some VERY narrow roads but worth the effort. From the front just looks like a ruined old Castle & indeed really that's what it is. But once you get your ticket from the reception office & pick up your Audio guide then your visit becomes... More

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Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hidden among the many winding roads and valleys of south Devon you will find this little gem. Just the drive alone adds to the atmosphere. A good visit in high summer an even better visit on a cool drizzly autumn day. First and foremost Berry Pomeroy is a ruin. Don't come here expecting grand staircases and afternoons in the drawing... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a nice castle ruin and relatively quick visit. Our kids enjoyed walking around, seeing the guns and peephole. The scene was peaceful and a nice visit. There was a story of a girl who was killed because of love... A fun addition to the experience.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

this was a one to find but well worth it (sat nav came into it's own lol)! when you go here do pick up a phone guide from the desk we weren't going to but we were glad we did. spent about 3 hrs here and it was really informative. we really enjoyed this visit. only problem the toilet light... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Made a visit being local with my kids and thought for the price it was a little poor. It didnt take long to look around. Headsets were extra. The cafe outside was nice and friendly but expensive too. Toilet was well dark and smelly. Its ok to go once but not worth another visit.

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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I enjoy visiting historical sites. This was the worst one I have ever visited. The write up to this castle sounds intriguing , unfortunately when you get there it is a huge dissapointment !!! The only exciting thing about this castle was the bat we found hiding in a crevice.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was taking my other half who was visiting from the USA where they dont really have old or castles ! I'd not been here in a long long time since i was a teenager. On arrival my USA visitor was enthralled just driving through the lane/trees to get to it.... We got our tickets and an audio guide from... More

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