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Watermouth Castle

Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe EX34 9SL, England
01271 863879
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Ilfracombe
Type: Castles
Owner description: With an enchanting mix of children's activities and nostalgic blasts from the past, Watermouth Castle appeals to kids from 1 to 100 years of age!... more » Owner description: With an enchanting mix of children's activities and nostalgic blasts from the past, Watermouth Castle appeals to kids from 1 to 100 years of age! Welcome to one of Devon's premier tourist attractions. « less
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Watford
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic attraction. Magical themed areas that captivated our young kids (17 months and 3yrs 9 months). Wonderful theme park set in beautiful grounds with shade for the height of Summer there was something really special about this day out. Cannot rate highly enough. Great attraction, good food, friendly polite staff, value for money. Thank you for some great family memories.

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent for adults and children of all ages. A beautiful place well worth a visit. The grounds were spotlessly clean and the whole place looked extremely well kept.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were recommended to go by our holiday cottage host who said that it was difficult to describe and how right he was! The setting is fantastic with lovely grounds, fantastic glimpses of the sea view and a relaxed atmosphere! I think that this is ideal for younger kids (ours is four) but we saw older kids having fun as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went as a mixed age group adults children n a baby there was something for nearly every one it was a great day n the children loved all the different areas not really a place for very young baby's

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We visited watermouth castle whilst staying in Woolacombe. Looking at the leaflets i wasnt expecting much but we had an absolutely fantastic day! I did feel that full price (£13ish) for a 4 year old was a lot, but when we saw what he could do in the park, which was all included in the price, i felt this was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Went to watermouth castle as a child and have thought about it for many years! Took my kids for the first time while on vacation and it was a great experience. The gnome village was awesome and the boys enjoyed panning for gold and cashing it on for gnome coins. The castle is magical and the dungeons will live in... More

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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent visit and review. I always enjoy reading about people who came to see us when they were children, and now bring children of their own. The gnome village is always popular with little ones, especially the gnold minting machine! I'm pleased to see you thought we were worth the money. Our prices are... More

Newmilns
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went here with our two kids (10 and 8) , we thought it would probably only take an hour or so but we spent all day there it was amazing and definitely value for money, loved the castle and gardens and although my kids were too small for some of the rides, they still had plenty to keep them... More

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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Castle, responded to this review

What a great 5 star review, thank you very much indeed! It sounds as though you really made the most of all the attractions we have here at Watermouth Castle. I also agree that the Air Cannons are very popular with adults, they have been a great addition to the park. It's also really pleasing to read that you would... More

Hatherleigh, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

When we got to Watermouth and started our visit looking around the ground floor of the old castle the children were not happy, we pressed on hoping that the day was money well spent, we bypassed the dungeons as 4 year old doesn't like the dark and walked out into the sunshine into one of the most imaginative family attractions... More

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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Castle, responded to this review

Hi Nicky. Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. There really isn't very much we can add to it. To be described as "...one of the most imaginative family attractions..." is just brilliant, and a credit to the family who work so tirelessly to keep Watermouth Castle the unique place it is! Jodie will be... More

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you visit to see the castle then don't bother if you wish to be entertained then this a a great place to go. Thee trance has a moving statue welcome show, you go into a Victorian kitchen then back to fun fair attractions. A model train seta and Victorian dolls house next awaits your eye. There are loads do... More

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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Castle, responded to this review

Many thanks for your visit, and subsequent review Trudy. We're all delighted to read that we are still being talked about by your family. We couldn't want for anything more! We strive to achieve a great day out for everyone, and it sounds like we managed this with you. It's a team effort, and I will be sure to pass... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our family (two adults and a toddler) have just returned from our holiday to north Devon. We were staying near the Watermouth castle and kept driving past. From the outside all you can see is the castle, so once we made the decision to visit we weren't really sure what to expect. Wow...such a good value for money fun day... More

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Watermouth_Castle, Manager at Watermouth Castle, responded to this review

What a fantastic review! 5 stars and also your best day out of the whole holiday! I'm really pleased to read how much you enjoyed your day out with us. One of the great things about Watermouth Castle is the fact that there is always something hidden around the next corner, and it's fantastic to see that you found all... More

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