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Address: Marldon, Paignton TQ3 1TA, England
Phone Number: 01803 843235
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A Proper Castle

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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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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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I saw this property on the web site as as we are National Trust members I was really looking forward to the visit. However, I was very disappointed. The outside of the property looks very impressive but inside there are very limited areas to view. The first room we went into was the old kitchen. Here there was a TV... More 

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lazy_kitty
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141 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Please bear in mind this is a very small property compare to many of National Trust properties in the West Country. Also there is still family members living partially in the castle. In my opinion I won't call it castle n think manor wud be more suitable due to size. The whole property included garden will take 30-45 minutes. Only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Monolithic outside features but cosy small rooms - quite unexpected. Huge fireplace, small ish garden with an enormous thatched barn. Worth a visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A quaint castle Beautiful and allows you to step back in time We spent about two hours there and it is well worth a visit.

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Hello and thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. 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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