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Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle

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Address: Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe EX34 9SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 863879
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Description: With an enchanting mix of children's activities and nostalgic blasts from...
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.
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second visit this year - we think it's great

hard to describe inside the castle itself, bonkers - but great fun and entertaining. Lots of OLD 10p and 2p slot machines, museum exhibits, automated exhibits - then down to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

hard to describe inside the castle itself, bonkers - but great fun and entertaining. Lots of OLD 10p and 2p slot machines, museum exhibits, automated exhibits - then down to the 'dungeons'. The Castle feels old school, low key, simple and fun. There's a musical fountain show, ending in the National Anthem and flags waving, perfect for the castle! Then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Spent a very nice day here recently. Lots of lovely things to see and do. Food was reasonable too. Gardens are lovely. Bit hilly in places, but worth the climb. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The first hour or so is odd odd odd. A castle filled with automated manakins is the stuff of nightmares, but they pull it off. Defiantly a marmite moment. If it's not for you walk through quickly. It is worth looking at all the exhibits though. When you get out side it's completely different. Beautifully tendered gardens and some well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We called here while holidaying in Woolacombe and would highly recommend. There is something for everyone. Where else would you get a historic castle, rides, dungeons, gnomes, gardens, a musical fountain show and plenty of old slot machines. We took our 6 month old who was able to go on some (but not all) rides with us and think we... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We went here on the day we left holiday as it was closed on the Friday and our Son was so upset!! We arrived on the Saturday (both me and my husband kinda wanting to just get home) and had a really fun day out. The castle was good fun with all the old slot machines etc, but as I... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We have been on holiday to North Devon and picked up a leaflet about watermouth... The children and hubby picked here over the zoo.... So 20 ish min drive from Woolacombe and you are there! £50 for a family of four ... Little expensive I think however it was brilliant the kids loved every minute of it! We have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited Watermouth Castle not really knowing what to expect. It is a really nice place to spend a day, for young and old. It is quirky and fun. We thought the entrance charges ere reasonable - and for that you had the opportunity to enjoy a Victorian castle full of weird and wonderful things, as well as wonderful gardens.... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really quirky attraction, our children were 4 and 2 and this was ideal for their age group, lots to see and do. Food at lunchtime was plentiful and cheap. Very good value for a day out

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place wasn't quite what we were expecting but it was entertaining nonetheless! Essentially an old fashioned family theme park with w museum of curiosities attached. It was fun to see all of the Victorian oddities and games and the water show was unlike anything I've ever seen before, very fun. Although there were a number of rides our two... More 

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Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

we went to watermouth castle while on holiday. we had some discounted entry tickets so was a value for money day out but wouldn't have liked to pay full price for it. its a little dated in places and the museum and knomes look like they are needing a good clean, revamp or replace but the grounds and the new... More 

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Address: Address: Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe EX34 9SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 863879
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe

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