Building of this now ruined shell, inside the 15th-century defences of the Pomeroy family castle, began around the mid-16th century and ambitiously enlarged at the beginning of the 17th century. It was intended to become the most spectacular house in Devon, but the project was abandoned by 1700 and has become the focus of ghost stories.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Access restricted to ground floor, shop and grounds (companion recommended), narrow spiral staircases, stone pathways, steps and slopes
- Facilities: Disabled parking, handrails
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open daily, Apr-Sep check website for details; Oct 10-5; Nov-Mar, Sat-Sun 10-4. Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan
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About The area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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