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Berry Pomeroy Castle

Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
+44 1803 866618
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Peaceful location

Took my Auntie and my Mum here last week as my Auntie is visiting from Australia. I wanted to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeanette T
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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A good day out

We went here on a rainy day but still all enjoyed it we had a family of 7 one of which was 8 and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Areliablesource15
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Hastings, 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 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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (45 reviews)
“ghost stories” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
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+44 1803 866618
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my Auntie and my Mum here last week as my Auntie is visiting from Australia. I wanted to take them somewhere away from the town as the traffic is so busy in the Torquay area at the moment and wanted my Auntie to see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a rainy day but still all enjoyed it we had a family of 7 one of which was 8 and wasn’t very expensive for all of us. For a family of 5 it was £16 and offers English heritage members to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a sunny day, which I think is needed. Journey there is through country lanes and grounds are stunning. Audio equipment is fab, with loads of interesting information.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good audio guide to the history and features. Best visit in dry weather as not much shelter from weather. Good cafe in the grounds.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to visit the castle today whilst on holiday in the area for a couple of days, with the castle being one of our main reasons for coming to the area due to my wife's interest in haunted buildings. Imagine how disappointed we were when...More

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting tour of the Seymour’s house with audio guide. Worth buying the guide. Such a quiet location with some lovely valley views and birds nests!

Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went by for a walk around. It wasn't too busy, very nice little stroll. Lots of informative signs telling you about the architecture and what the rooms would have been. Would be a great place to take a picnic! I enjoyed guessing what all the...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

For the price a thoroughly interesting couple of hours despite the rain. The grounds are massive however if you wanted venturing into these further on a nicer day could make a full day trip out it. Definitely the best of 3 English heritage castles seen...More

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Apparently this is the most haunted castle in England. The audio tour told a few of the more gruesome stories. Let’s just say the Seymour family were a bit dysfunctional! This was the last castle built in England and before it became a ruin was...More

Thank John K
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

This wonderful gem is really secluded and that is part of its charm. Driving down a very narrow road to get to it, it was drizzling, cold and foggy, but that just added to the whole atmosphere of this place built in the 15th century....More

Thank Elizabeth R
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Toopaz
January 13, 2018|
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Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus stop out on the main road but it’s still quite a walk to the castle from there. If you have time constraints I think it’s going to be very difficult alongside the infrequent bus times. I have to agree that a... More
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Joanne094
June 12, 2016|
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Member: Free Adult: £5.60 Child: £3.30 Concession: £5 (student / 60+) Family: £14.50 (Source: English Heritage, June 2016).
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Susan b
June 3, 2016|
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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.
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