Berry Pomeroy Castle

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Berry Pomeroy Castle
Berry Pomeroy
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 6LJ

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Tucked away in a deep wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin.

Within the 15th-century defences of the Pomeroy family castle still displaying a wall painting of the Three Kings in its gatehouse chamber, 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.

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