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Berry Pomeroy Castle

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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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I think this is quite a remarkable ruin. It seems to be an oversized fortified Manor House. There is a brilliant recording you can borrow free from the kiosk which enables you to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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London, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We popped in here for a cream tea after a long walk through the local countryside. Very friendly and helpful staff and delicious scones.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this is quite a remarkable ruin. It seems to be an oversized fortified Manor House. There is a brilliant recording you can borrow free from the kiosk which enables you to learn a lot about the place. Reputedly one of the most haunted castles in Europe, it certainly fired up the interest of my young charge. She filled... More 

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Thank zogthegreat
Southampton, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful and impressive ruins but not much to actually do on a rainy day. There aren't any nearby accessible walks so it is just the ruins themselves to look at. Maybe some child friendly activities/play area would be an idea.

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Thank Blamm0
England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit here, the ruins of a castle/manor home owned by the Pomeroy family in medieval times and then the Seymours. It is a great shame that the buildings were abandoned so damaged before English Heritage eventually started looking after them, but this is still a great place to get a better idea of how people lived... More 

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Thank WorldTraveler1978
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy day and it provided about an hour of entertainment for the kids. The castle whilst interesting does not have any real pull for children and they were bored pretty quickly and just chased each other around the internal grass area after you enter the castle. Ticket office, cafe and toilets are small. Average castle to... More 

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Thank Jamie D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle was great. My seven year old loved it an we all found it very interesting. Unfortunately as my son was picking a figure to buy from the git shop, the shop keeper rather rudely told my son not to get the figures out of the basket and put them back. Children are not stupid. If they are going... More 

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Thank Mike C
Grimsby, NE Lincs, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole family loved our visit to this atmospheric ruined castle cum mansion, exploring the rooms & imagining how it would have been. A more than reasonable entrance fee especially compared to most National Trust properties (this one is English Heritage). The grounds are lovely to relax a while & the independently run on site cafe is worth a visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are beautiful. You get your own guide player that instructs you where to go and tells the history of the castle. It is definitely castle ruins.. There isn't a whole lot left, but it still is worth a visit!

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1 Thank Jess4238
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely ruin of castle and tudor style house in woodland and with cafe and walks aplenty. Very picturesque location, lots of open space for a picnic and for kids to run about and hide. Well maintained and good value for a couple of hours.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice to finally visit. You get a free audio guide which gives you the best route to take, and provides really good information about the place. It's such a good example of a castle ruin that it looks like something out of a movie battle, such as Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones! Lovely little cafe too... More 

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