Resting between Totnes and the small village of Marldon and surrounded by beautiful South Devon countryside is the village of Berry Pomeroy. It lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The village is well known for it’s allegedly haunted castle which we’ll let you know more about below.
Said to be one of the most haunted places in England, work on Berry Pomeroy Castle began in the late 15th century with the intention to be the home of the de Pomeroy family. During the mid 16th century, the land was sold to the Seymour family and their plan was to create the most incredible house in Devon but sadly the work was never completed and by 1700 it had been abandoned. Fasting forward to the present day, the castle is now run by English Heritage and all that remains is a ruin. For years there have been frightening tales of ghosts and figures which lurk around the Grade I listed building and it was even featured on the television show ‘Most Haunted: Live’.
Situated in the centre of the village, St. Mary’s Church was rebuilt on the site of an earlier church. It was constructed by Sir Richard de Pomeroy whose tomb is also located in the corner of the chancel. The intricate stained-glass window dates back to the 15th century and the rood screen is 42 feet long and medieval.
As we mentioned earlier, not far from Berry Pomeroy is the popular town of Totnes which sits on the banks of the River Dart. Within the town there are lots of fantastic independent shops to enjoy and plenty of great bistros and cafés. A short car ride from Berry Pomeroy also is the English Riviera. A collection of three towns popular with families due to it’s abundance of attractions and beaches.