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“Small but still worth a visit”

Berry Pomeroy Castle
Ranked #4 of 40 things to do in Totnes
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tucked away in a deep wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin with a colourful history of intrigue. Within the 15th-century defences of the Pomeroy family castle, looms the dramatic ruined shell of its successor, the great Elizabethan mansion of the Seymours. Begun in around 1560 and ambitiously enlarged from around 1600, their mansion was intended to become the most spectacular house in Devon, a match for Longleat and Audley End. Never completed, and abandoned by 1700, it became the focus of blood-curdling ghost stories, recounted in the audio tour. The location of the castle makes it ideal for walkers who can explore the nearby beautiful woodland or you can enjoy a light lunch, home made cake or restorative cup of tea in the cafe. Within a short drive are Totnes Castle and Dartmouth Castle, making it an ideal day out for families.
Reviewed July 17, 2012

One of the smaller national Trust properties but still well worth a visit.

Thank Caroline P
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Lovely castle and it's great to learn about the history of the castle. Some very spooky stories to be learnt - I definitely wouldn't go at night!! aha
Also, there is a lovely tearoom there which is worth a visit

Thank Nuzzzzie
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is a fantastic ruin. Approx £5 per adult and you are provided with an audio hand held with some spooky stories thrown in. Access is down a very small single track road, toilets and cafe available. Really pleased we made the trip.

Thank AgentNikky
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Well maintained by English Heritage, this piece of history dates back certainly to the times of Richard the Lionheart.
Fanatstic old castle and while 'Health and Safety' has resulted in some restricted access (I go back before that) this ruin is one not to be missed.
The deep moat and thick walls sre enough to inspire the imaginations of any child, if you can drag them away from their mobile phones and games machines. My kids (they won't thank me for that as they are now in their twenties) love going back and soaking up the atmosphere.
Thanks also to the unsung heroes who run the cafe and sort the admin out.

Thank WillandBud
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Yet another hidden treasure tucked outside the town; worth an explore especially on a nice day. Quite picturesque!

Thank KenMcKeating
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