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Dartmouth Castle

Dartmouth Castle Castle Road, Dartmouth TQ6 0JN, England
+44 1803 833588
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lovely walk

It looks longer but you walk to the castle in about 30 minutes and see some lovely views of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chris w
Gainsborough, United Kingdom

It's a beautiful walk out to the castle there a little tea shop for cream tea's and ice cream,you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine G
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One of the most picturesquely sited fortresses in England. For over six hundred years, the castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary and the busy port of Dartmouth. John Hawley, privateering mayor of Dartmouth and the prototype of the flambouyant "Shipman" in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, began this fascinating complex of defences in 1388. Explore the passageways and climb to the top of the Gun Tower for stunning views out to sea. Child friendly and dog friendly.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Dartmouth Castle Castle Road, Dartmouth TQ6 0JN, England
+44 1803 833588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks longer but you walk to the castle in about 30 minutes and see some lovely views of the river. We did not go into the castle as we had read on Trip Adviser that it was over priced. There is a car park...More

Thank chris w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful walk out to the castle there a little tea shop for cream tea's and ice cream,you can also get down to the beach, and go into the castle and learn the history of it.

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to the castle involves a beautiful walk around the bay with gorgeous views and hidden coves nearby. The castle is interesting and has a lovely outdoor cafe and walks of various lengths leading from it. My issue was the cost. It wasn't worth £8...More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great day out on the day we visited there was a re-enactment with tasks for children to do learning Pirate code and interacted with children well. The site is spectacular and well worth a visit. We had ice creams and they were very large...More

Thank I5678CIandrewb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We strolled along to the castle taking us about 30 minutes. There is a lovely area where children can safgely let off steam and a small cafe selling ice creams and teas. Prices are quite high and the ice creams small!

Thank RedJen2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a paying customer it is 7 pound per adult, which I think would have felt overpriced. However, my partner and I are members and we had an enjoyable morning walking around the castle. They still have quite a lot of the original...More

Thank Lana E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely sunny visit to the castle whilst holidaying in the area. The pirates and treasure hunt kept the kids interested and there was also a firing of some old guns which they loved! The castle itself was really interesting and the location...More

Thank racy975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here as part of our day in Dartmouth. We got there when it opened which was lucky as there were only about 7/8 parking spaces although parking elsewhere wouldn't have been a problem. The site is quite small and I think at £7.30...More

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I reached this via a cliff path, if you drive be aware the car park is very small. There are public conveniences in the car park, and a tea shop too. The castle is English Heritage, if you have to pay to get in it...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bank holiday monday morning out. The "pirates" that they had in half term made it for us. A very interesting place and great views. Hubby made a raven friend who was very tame and taking food from his had in the graveyard

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Stephen W
My other half has arthritis in her knees would she enjoy a visit to the castle or would it be a nightmare for her with steps?
6 April 2015|
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Response from rogerp761 | Reviewed this property |
there are a lot of steep challenging steps so I'd advise against this one for anyone with mobility issues.