Suitable for: Educational days out | Family days out | Activities in the open
Berry Pomeroy castle is only about 40 minutes driving from the Cottage Hotel.
Berry Pomeroy castle is a stunning 15th Century castle which surrounds the ruins of the former Elizabethan mansion which was built within its walls. Berry Pomeroy is the former home of the Pomeroy and Seymour families.
Built in 1560, the original Elizabethan home was intended to be the largest and most breathtaking in Devon. But it was never completed, despite being extended in the 1600s. Sadly, funds ran out, and both the house and castle fell into disrepair and were abandoned.
Now in ruins, it is the home of many very scary ghost stories and is reputedly one of the most haunted castles in the British Isles. Two of the Pomeroy brothers rode to their deaths over the edge of the castle ramparts to save face from defeat.
They and several other apparitions are said to haunt the castle and surrounding areas ... it is a great opportunity to enjoy and explore the castle with your family and friends.
Berry Pomery, Totnes, Devon - TQ9 6LJ
Telephone: 0870 333 1181