Castles and Forts in The West Country.

Berry Pomeroy Castle
This former home of the Pomeroy and Seymour families, in a beautiful woodland setting, is shrouded in sinister folklore and legend.
Blaise Castle House Museum
The museum features displays of everyday life in and around Bristol, including toys, costumes and domestic equipment. It stands in extensive grounds and woodland.
Chysauster Ancient Village
Chysauster Ancient Village offers a glimpse into the life of Celtic Cornwall. The Original inhabitants of this ancient settlement occupied the site almost 2,000 years ago.
Compton Castle
This magical fortified house, one of the few to survive so unaltered, was built at three periods 1340, 1450, 1520 by the Gilbert family.
Dartmouth Castle
For 600 years Dartmouth Castle has stood in a superb waterfront setting as the guardian of the Dart estuary.
Dunster Castle
Dunster Castle's main claim to fame, besides being more than 1000 years old, is that it is the home to the British national collection of strawberry trees and to the oldest lemon tree in England.
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
Farleigh Hungerford was begun in the 1370s by Sir Thomas Hungerford, Speaker of the Commons, and extended in the 15th century by his son Walter, Lord Hungerford, Agincourt veteran.
Launceston Castle
Fantastic views are on offer from the motte of this imposing Norman castle.
Okehampton Castle
Okehampton Castle was the Medieval home of the Earls of Devon, it is one of the country's most romantic ruins in a stunning setting on the foothills of Dartmoor.
Pendennis Castle
Discover Cornwall's greatest fortress, journey through 450 years of history from Tudor times to World War II and discover the wartime secrets of Pendennis Castle.
Portland Castle
Discover one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses - Portland Castle, perfectly preserved in a waterfront location overlooking Portland harbour.
Powderham Castle
Take time to enjoy a visit to Powderham Castle. Entertaining guided tours of this magnificent 600year old Castle - home to the 18th Earl of Devon - reveals secret doors, stunning castle rooms, amazing architecture and intriguing stories.
Restormel Castle
Restormel Castle was once the romantic stronghold of Edward, the Black Prince. Set high on a motted mound, this splendid castle ruin is one of the former strongholds of the Dukes of Cornwall.
Sherborne Old Castle
Built by Bishop Roger of Salisbury in the 12th century as a strongly defended palace, Sherborne Old Castle became a powerful Royalist base during the Civil War.
St Mawes Castle
St Mawes is in lovely grounds with a breathtaking setting. It is the most picturesque of Heny VIII's costal fortresses.
Tintagel Castle
In all seasons, Tintagel is truly a magical place. With its spectacular location on Cornwall's most dramatic Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is a place of myths and magic, where the legend of King Arthur was born.
Tiverton Castle
Few buildings evoke such an immediate feeling of history as Tiverton Castle. Now some 900 years old, it was enlarged and rebuilt during the 14th Century.
Totnes Castle
Totnes Castle is a unique treasure in an area rich with character and history. It is one of the best surviving examples of a Norman motte and bailey castle.

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