English Heritage Castles of Devon


Overview

Castles of Devon – Experience a day out with a difference at the Castles of Devon.

Totnes Castle
Is a focal point of Totnes and stands as a mighty legacy to the power of the Normans. It is one of the best surviving examples of an early Norman motte and bailey castle.

Berry Pomeroy Castle
Tucked away in a deep wooded valley, and reputed to be one of the most haunted castles in England.

Dartmouth Castle
Discover the castle’s colourful history including how it was besieged during the Civil War.


Location


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Totnes Book Shop

The Totnes Bookshop is an independent bookstore in the centre of the beautiful, historic town of Totnes. They stock an extensive range of books for both adults and children and you will find books suitable for everyone. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you with all your enquiries. Mondays to Saturdays, 9.30am to 5.30pm and Sundays & Bank Holidays, 10am to 4pm

The Shops at Dartington

The Shops at Dartington, set within the grounds of the Dartington Estate, is rich with history and remains as popular now as it has ever been. With a selection of 15 shops and restaurants, there’s good reason why this one-stop shopping village has been a much-loved family destination for over four decades. Here, you’ll find a vibrant food hall dedicated to regional food and drink, a kitchen shop for the latest gadgets, inspiring objets d’art crafts to include a wool shop, Dartington handmade crystal and glassware, a gallery, fashion beauty gallery, a treasure trove of toys and games, and two tempting cafes spilling out onto the pedestrianised pavement and garden. The Devon Gin School located in the Food Shop, not only makes Elmhirst Gin for The Shops at Dartington, but also offers bookable sessions to make your own bespoke bottle of gin See website for details. Book a pottery class for a hands-on experience or check out the calendar of family events. With plenty of parking available, there is something for everyone. While you’re here, the Dartington Estate is a lively day-out for kids and adults alike with beautiful gardens, the historic Deer Park, an all-natural wild play area, a range of bookable workshops, not to mention picturesque walks across the estate. Open 7 days a week - Monday - Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm and Sundays 10am-5pm. Visit our website www.dartington.org/shops, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest news, competitions and offers.

Sharpham Vineyard & Cheese Dairy

Classic English wines are produced at Sharpham vineyard as a result of a happy marriage of soil, climate and grape variety known as terroir, and nature has bestowed her gifts freely upon us here at Sharpham. In the winery, we employ both New World and traditional techniques to best develop our unique regional characteristics. Our tally of International Awards confirms our position as one of England's foremost quality wine producers. We invite you to visit, sample, and make up your own minds about our fine English wine. Quality, taste and excellence are the enduring hallmarks of our award-winning range of English cheeses. We combine meticulous attention to hygiene with traditional methods including cutting, moulding and turning, all performed entirely by hand. Our cheese dairy provides you with the chance to look in on the making areas and follow the process from start to finish.