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Berry Pomeroy Castle

Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
+44 1803 866618
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Lovely half-day out. Great cafe.

Not been to many english heritage places and was impressed. The audio commentary was included in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gary S
via mobile
Lovely afternoon out and tea and cake

Lovely castle , got some great pictures and enjoyed listening to the history of the castle at my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
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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.
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Totnes TQ9 6LJ, England
+44 1803 866618
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not been to many english heritage places and was impressed. The audio commentary was included in the reasonable entrance fee and told you plenty. Could have done without the ghost stories but just a quibble. Very atmospheric ruin, incredible to see the layers of history...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely castle , got some great pictures and enjoyed listening to the history of the castle at my own pace . Lovely cafe just outside the grounds , very friend staff including the castle too . Will go again

Thank 452SusanM
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting English Heritage property. Great fun for kids to clamber over. A quiet location in beautiful countryside. Easy access from Totnes

Thank Clockwise47597
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is off the main roads and could be fun to find on your own. I took a taxi from Totnes which dropped me at the top of the lane, just a short walk down and cost £7. The reason was that I planned to...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a little remote but worth seeking out the tour takes you around the property by using a clear audio commentary which gives useful insights into the different aspects of the castles history. something a little different

Thank chris a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely time at the castle today .. my 6 and 8 year olds loved it too ... well worth a visit and the cafe there is fantastic too

Thank lizzieBartlett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting visit to a ruined medieval and Elizabethan house. Audio commentary and guide book both interesting don't forget to visit cafe by the ticket office.

Thank Geswedey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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....More

Thank pipmama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank KarPom
Reviewed 10 May 2017 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....More

Thank ParaWilts
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How much is it to visit the berry pomeroy castle?
13 June 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
Are dogs allowed?
4 June 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.