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Berry Pomeroy Castle

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 c.1560 and ambitiously enlarged from c.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 snack 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.

Regretfully, only assistance dogs are admitted to the castle.


Berry Pomery, Totnes, Devon - TQ9 6LJ (For sat nav see road access)


The car park is located 50 metres from the front entrance and is free of charge for patrons of the café and castle. It has a loose stone and gravel surface, then level grass. There are between 25 and 30 spaces available for cars and minibuses only (please note that the site is not accessible to coaches). The nearest set down point is at the main gate at the start of the forest track. There are no roads to cross when walking between the car park and the entrance. Additional parking is available in Totnes, which is located roughly 2 1/2 miles from the site. Please note that there is no local parking for coaches.

Sat Nav:

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Bus Access:

Stagecoach in Devon 111 Torquay - Dartmouth (passes Totnes railway station)

Road Access:

2 miles E of Totnes off A385 SATNAV castle access is via 'Berry Castle Lodge' not Afton or Laverton which some systems may direct towards.

Train Access:

Totnes 3 1/2 miles

Bicycle Access:

Find this site on the National Cycle Network

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