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Address: | Berry Pomery, Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 866618
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Said to be one of the most haunted castles in England, this brooding...

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. Lovely woodland walk surrounding the castle down to the lake and perfect picnic spot among the ruins. Child Friendly.

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It's a big ruin and ok if your not looking for a complete building with furniture. There's a cafe out front and it's sited in a woodland with lots of space to walk, so you can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a big ruin and ok if your not looking for a complete building with furniture. There's a cafe out front and it's sited in a woodland with lots of space to walk, so you can combine the two. Gift shop also friendly staff to help

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a romantic old ruin that dates back to the 1500s. The audio tour is well worth a few quid, and the cafe is very good. There are walks nearby that make it a great day out if the weather is close to decent and even smaller kids can appreciate the castle and its gatehouse, arrow slits and all... More 

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Thank MauiAgainPleaseUk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I have driven past the signs to Berry Pomeroy Castle many times over the years but finally visited when I got a 2 for the price of 1 entry offer. I'm so glad I did as it is a fascinating place to see. It was a glorious day (which always helps) but the information commentary and the information boards really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We did not know too much about the history however this was brought to life through the audio commentary from a servant of the time which we felt gave atmosphere as you walk around the site. The castle itself has a chilling history and the Elizabethan house within the walls is well preserved and and has its own story to... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

probably me but starting to get a bit "castled out" after visiting so many and this one is quite a climb up the high street and at the end of the day sorry to say it really is just another castle - ok if you haven't already seen dozens !!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

The ruins and history are, of sorts, interesting. The Cafe is odd. The food is cheap and has had all its nutrients extracted (some how)

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Very strange place, would not go there at night, strange feeling in the dungon. An old man showed us around, he new lots about the place, when we had finished the tour he gave us, he had gone, we turned around to take pictures then turned to say thanks, gone, could not find him to say thanks.

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1 Thank Craig C
Dewsbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Loved our visit on a quiet day..we love this type of attraction..well worth the bumpy,uneven road journey...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for tea and a walk around. The cafe staff were very nice and they had a good selection of teas, coffee, and cakes. The castle was very quiet so we were able to walk around and listen to the audio tour in peace. All in all, a lovely place to visit for a couple of hours.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

I visited the ruins with my mother in law and we enjoyed the trip. Access is a little hairy and parking limited (we are local and went out of season, I don't honestly know how this system works in the height of summer, and I don't want to try it!). But that aside, it's a beautiful structure and evocative. I... More 

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