Embark on a journey to uncover the magnificent castles of South Devon, ranging from medieval fortresses to Tudor mansions. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history and marvel at stunning architecture set in picturesque surroundings. Explore these historic treasures, including castles near Plymouth, and delve into the fascinating tales they hold.
Visit a Castle
How's this for a Castle? Built to protect the River Dart from French invasion back in the 1300's the castle has been protecting the town and river from marauders for over 700 years. It is a wonderful place - children can dress up as a pirate and every August there is a Shakesperian performance outdoor on the the grassy bank.
Berry Pomeroy Castle
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.