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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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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!

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about an hour walking in the ruins, listening to the audio guide provided, which was so interesting. Then we visited the cafe for a fabulous, home cooked lunch, which we enjoyed in pristine surroundings warmed by a log burner. The staff were excellent. As it was a beautiful Spring day we then followed the woodland walk, enjoying the... More 

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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410 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ruins are impressive, the atmosphere is palpably chilling, many people died here, and I swear I saw a ghost. There is an old tree near the entrance and it is said if you walk around it 3 times in each direction and make a wish with your back to the tree, it will come true ! Hope this has... More 

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Thank garylomas
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I bet in it's day this was lovely, such a shame it was abandoned and left unattended. Good history via the audio supplied with your entrance fee. This is part of National Heritage so if you are a member then happy days. Careful of the steep steps and the car park get can muddy so maybe drop off on your... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We came here so my daughter could get some photos for her art project, did not know what to expect , you drive down a tiny lane to a small car park which was nearly full which surprised us as it was a wet day. The castle is run by English heritage so to get in is a bit expensive... More 

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Thank nick w
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

As a self proclaimed castle addict, I was very pleased with this one! The architecture remaining was beautiful, with plenty of useful signs around that I could read out to my young nieces to allow them to learn about the castle and what the rooms would've been. Also, very pleased to have happened to have a spooky experience! Whilst over... More 

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

The location is great and the French chef is able to serve you a good experience out of your meal. Cheers!

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Spent a few hours in and around the Castle, it's such a great place if you like history and ghost stories and walking :-) also we had an early light lunch at the Caffè in front of the castle, great vicinity, nice food, friendly and helpful staff, only one let down: the smell of smoke and stuffines in the Caffè... More 

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