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Address: Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1TA, England
Phone Number: 01803 843235
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Medieval gem

A medieval gem tucked away off the main roads. Lovely gardens and picnic areas. Traditional games are set up in the gardens. The castle is still occupied by members of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the rooms and garden of this castle which were open to the public. Although it is still lived in we would liked to have seen more rooms as we were so intrigued by the atmosphere and history of the place. Would recommend it for adults and children as I am sure... More 

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Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A medieval gem tucked away off the main roads. Lovely gardens and picnic areas. Traditional games are set up in the gardens. The castle is still occupied by members of the original family. Some of the guides are dressed in costume, also.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Be prepared for narrow lanes that go on forever, with limited passing places to a Castle with very little to see, allow about half an hour, longer if you read everything. The kitchen had a few displays plus a video about the castle. In the main building I climbed a steep spiral staircase to see just one room, with not... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We turned up at the castle and thought it looked fabulous from the front. We paid our tickets and found out afterwards we had been charged extra for gift aid without being asked. There isn't much to see here at all and left 20 minutes later feeling as though we were mugs for paying so much for so little

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Decided to visit as it was a dull day and had been to another national trust property the day before. I was given the hard sell on arrival to sign up for membership to the national trust. Even though I said I was not interested was then still given a leaflet! The castle itself looked imposing but was a swizz....It... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This building is a lovely example of a proper castle. There are just enough rooms open inside to give a feel for castle living, and the stewards are knowledgeable about the history. The small gardens are pleasant, and when we were there the roses were beautiful. My only minor gripe was that the route around the castle (which involves finding... More 

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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a small National Trust Property - in a lovely situation with pretty gardens. It is more a fortified manor house than a full on castle. It is beautifully situated with pretty rose gardens and lawns. Historically it is quite interesting but as a smaller property the interiors are not extensive. We spent a couple of hours visiting including... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I have an interest in history so I very much enjoyed the visit. Sir Humphrey Gilbert is one of Irish history's biggest villians having been sent across to quell the Desmond Rebellion. He slaughtered all before him as a warning to others. Nice guy! It was fascinating to actually see this place. Many of the great explorers came from Devon.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Visited during half term with my mum and two girls. Firstly they don't take card payments so our first impression was scraping together £15 to go in. The squirrel trail was fun and amused the girls for the short time it took to complete it. Sadly this isn't one of the most thrillingly entertaining or breathtaking of national trust properties... More 

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Torquay
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

this is a much smaller NT place than most i've been to, but nonetheless it was a very nice place to be on a beautiful sunny Devon afternoon in May, the gardens and orchards are small but very well tended, there is not a lot of the castle open to visitors as it is still a family home, but again... More 

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Address: Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1TA, England
Phone Number: 01803 843235
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton

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