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Dartmouth Castle, Dartmouth

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  • Visited the castle however was quite up and down if you are not physically mobile. Not a large castle compared to others and quite pricey at £7.30 each for adults. Would not return if offered the chan...  more »
  • An interesting and informative visit to a small castle that was also housing guns during WW2. Run by English Heritage that doesn’t tie in with National Trust but entry is reasonable for what is there ...  more »
  • My partner & I love visiting Castles, it's like traveling back in time. Finding out the history of the castles is amazing, how / why they were built, how the people lived in those days.. Just great..  more »
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  • Fascinating little historical castle on the bank of the River Dart. Since I last visited, English Heritage have made a vast number of improvements to the site. Very interesting history with lots of exhibits to view & some you are actively encouraged to handle. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome too. However there are a lot of very challenging & steep steps within the site so it may not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Stunning views of the river & surrounding countryside. Friendly & helpful staff on this visit. Altogether highly recommended.
  • The area around the castle is beautiful and a lot of places you can walk with coves you can enter. The castle itself doesn't allow dogs and it's a bit expensive at £9 per adult for what is quite a small castle. It's free to explore around the coast and the coastal walk is the best part about this area.
  • Dartmouth Castle is an interesting attraction, as it it is very much a defensive Fort, rather than a castle for nobility. The castle itself is in two parts - the 1400s castle and the later gun emplacement. Both are well preserved and they've done well on interpretation and context boards. It's not a big site, so really an hour's visit. My two young children had a great time. There are some VERY steep and narrow staircases, so only suitable for people who can manage these. Children need supervision. On the down side, it isn't very well signposted, and it isn't obvious where you need to go (especially when going past the church, the gate is easy to miss). A couple of extra signs would help.
  • Take the walk from Dartmouth harbour up to the castle, Should take about half an hour. spectacular views. We stayed in Torquay and got the small ferry across the river to Dartmouth. Follow the route for the castle if you fancy taking in a walk.
  • Was really good could spend quite awhile here. As well the staff having loads of information of the castle and around the area. The pirate demonstrations was awesome.
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