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Berry Pomeroy Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Fascinating castle

This ruined castle is a mix of 2 eras and it is fascinating to see how the space has been used... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Visit the small cafe just outside the castle,

Great little cafe at the end of a long lane but worth the detour both for the castle and the cafe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan k
Hereford, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
+44 1803 866618
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All reviews audio tour english heritage ghost stories well worth a visit narrow road wooded valley single track a small car park devon countryside passing places peaceful location gift shop its heyday cafe on site ticket office cream tea small cafe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This ruined castle is a mix of 2 eras and it is fascinating to see how the space has been used differently over the generations. The link with Henry 8th was interesting too. We took the audio tour and would advise everyone to do this...More

Thank traveljoy16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe at the end of a long lane but worth the detour both for the castle and the cafe. Even if you don’t want to pay to go in the castle you can still visit the cafe a good meal

Thank Alan k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent much longer than intended here. Wondering around the extensive ruins. We didn’t have the audio guide but found the guide book and info panels very informative. Even if you don’t normally like this sort of thing you will find this place interesting. The...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn’t know what to expect although I had heard spooky rumours ... well it is jus a beautifully enchanting place steeped in history that is just magical ... need to go back to discover more of the walks and grounds around the ruin Superb...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and peaceful, interesting castle, like the audio tape and the cafe is lovely. Scones are amazing.

Thank juneclarke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Webite says access via narrow lane, their not kidding:-), if you have a motorhome, forget it, you ain't getting in there! Once there in the admitedly small but useable car park a short walk will have you stepping back in time. The audio tour coupled...More

Thank 19derek56
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The castle itself is in ruins but still very interesting. The audio tour really makes it and this is very easy to use and understand. We spent a good 90 minutes going round and learning about the history and the Seymour family. Unfortunately we couldn't...More

Thank hillfam17
Reviewed September 9, 2018

A medieval castlein the middle of the Devon countryside. Take the backroad from Totnes and follow the signs.

Thank Safenoble
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We were very impressed with our visit. We were expecting a few ruined walls and discovered a huge site with many of the walls still in tact and even some rooms to explore. Dogs are welcome to explore too and we were lucky to visit...More

Thank UKHolbee
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited Berry Pomeroy Castle and having been here before enjoyed it immensely and actually saw a ghost. Was walking towards the Great Hall area at the back of the castle and to the right I saw a little girl around 7 years old dressed what...More

Thank Matt K
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January 13, 2018|
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Response from Phillip C | Reviewed this property |
It's a long way from either Paignton or Totnes and dear to far to walk as there are no sidewalks.Car is only way to get there or Taxi
June 12, 2016|
Response from theBBSS | Reviewed this property |
Member: Free Adult: £5.60 Child: £3.30 Concession: £5 (student / 60+) Family: £14.50 (Source: English Heritage, June 2016).
Susan b
June 3, 2016|
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Response from Castle_Curioso |
Yes they are. They didn't used to be, but as of Good Friday, 25 March 2016, that changed and dogs are now allowed throughout the site.