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Berry Pomeroy Castle

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Address: | Berry Pomery, Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
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+44 1803 866618
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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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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Being new to the area and a national trust member I decided to bring my one year old daughter and our puppy here for a little walk. I had heard the ghost stories so was curious to... read more

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being new to the area and a national trust member I decided to bring my one year old daughter and our puppy here for a little walk. I had heard the ghost stories so was curious to see what sort of atmosphere the place had. It's definitely got a spooky feel to it, especially, if like us, you're the only... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Why do I say that Berry Pomeroy is MY castle? Because my surname is Pomery (which is derived from Pomeroy, which in itself is from the Norman conquest and the de la Pomerai's who were given this parcel of land)!! I've visited a couple of times before, so as part of Karen's Castle Tour, I wanted to include a return... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't keen on the narrow lane to get to the castle, I imagine it can be a bit of a nightmare during busy periods but it was fine for us as it was quiet. A small car park. Pleasant tea room in a large cabin. The admission office was also a cabin with the usual EH gift shop. The audio... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You definitely need a satnav to find this castle, as it is tucked away down some very narrow lanes. The house was built in Tudor times by the Seymour family but sadly, these days, it is just a ruin, with parts of the basic structure still standing. Although English Heritage is a worthwhile organisation to support, I thought it a... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit and again the food and service is excellent. Nice decor great tea and pleasant views. The food is good quality produce well cooked and presented nicely. The service is efficient attentive and unobtrusive. Thank you

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As per normal if something is on your doorstep you never visit. Well, to buck the trend my partner and I did and very much enjoyed the visit. The ruins are very impressive and there is an audio tour that can be obtained from the ticket office. Additionally there is a nice circular walk to be done as well. There... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This far exceeded our expectations. Although a ruin you can still imagine what it was like. We took the audio tour which was very informative and helped to complete the picture of what the castle must have been like. It is in a very atmospheric setting which helps to create it's very special feel. I must also make mention of... More 

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent visit, such a mysterious castle in a quite spooky setting and with its own ghosts and there is a cafe right next to it!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A nice way to spend an hour or so, that was about the limit for our young boys but we enjoyed visiting. The castle cafe is a nice small place and the food looked good but we didn't try it.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Yes it is a ruin but it's quiet and a little eerie which made it a good hour long activity with tea and cake, we did not take up the audio tour which I'm sure would have been interesting and factual. We spent a little while going up and down the tiny narrow stairs and imagining how 'the buttery' would... More 

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