Best castles in Devon

Check out the top castles in Devon, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
Nicholas
Historic Dartmouth, St Petrox church and some stunning views. The castle is run by English Heritage, so…
Cliff
Historic castle owned by English Heritage. Built to protect Dartmouth Harbour against marauding pirates and…
Kathryn
One of the most beautifully located fortresses in England. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the…
Nicholas
Nicholas
Historic Dartmouth, St Petrox church and some stunning views. The castle is run by English Heritage, so members get in free. Parking is…
Cliff
Cliff
Historic castle owned by English Heritage. Built to protect Dartmouth Harbour against marauding pirates and nations. Tour the castle, admire…
Kathryn
Kathryn
One of the most beautifully located fortresses in England. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart…
2. Powderham Castle
2. Powderham Castle
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27 local reviews
Powderham Castle
Closed · Opens Friday 10:00 AM
SublocalityPolitical
Joe And Kitty
Set in acres of beautiful deer park on the banks of the Exe Estuary is an impressive castle with guided tours…
Jenny
Powderham Castle has been a family home for over 600 years. It was built by Sir Philip Courtenay in the 14th…
Will
Powderham Castle enjoys a unique, picturesque setting within an ancient deer park beside the Exe estuary, just…
2. Powderham Castle
2. Powderham Castle
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27 local reviews
Powderham Castle
Closed · Opens Friday 10:00 AM
Joe And Kitty
Joe And Kitty
Set in acres of beautiful deer park on the banks of the Exe Estuary is an impressive castle with guided tours around the rooms. Pricey and…
Jenny
Jenny
Powderham Castle has been a family home for over 600 years. It was built by Sir Philip Courtenay in the 14th century and, despite many…
Will
Will
Powderham Castle enjoys a unique, picturesque setting within an ancient deer park beside the Exe estuary, just south of Exeter. Over 600…
3. Dunster Castle Gardens
3. Dunster Castle Gardens
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21 local reviews
Dunster Castle Gardens, Dunster
Closed · Opens Friday 10:00 AM
01643 821314
Establishment
Marg
Dunster Castle and Watermill is National Trust owned and is such a fantastic castle to visit, full of history…
Gill
Dunster is beautiful historical town and well work a day out. Take the Somerset Steam train from Bishops…
Victoria
Dunster Castle and village is well worth a visit, beautiful Mediterranean Gardens and walking trails steeped…
3. Dunster Castle Gardens
3. Dunster Castle Gardens
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21 local reviews
Dunster Castle Gardens, Dunster
Closed · Opens Friday 10:00 AM
01643 821314
Marg
Marg
Dunster Castle and Watermill is National Trust owned and is such a fantastic castle to visit, full of history and with lovely views from the…
Gill
Gill
Dunster is beautiful historical town and well work a day out. Take the Somerset Steam train from Bishops Lydeard. Visit the magnificent…
Victoria
Victoria
Dunster Castle and village is well worth a visit, beautiful Mediterranean Gardens and walking trails steeped in history. The village has…
4. Totnes Castle
4. Totnes Castle
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24 local reviews
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Anne
Totnes Castle is a classic Norman motte and bailey castle situated on a steep hill in the centre of Totnes…
Natalie
A classic motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone…
Nicholas
Perfect to visit while in the town. One of the best surviving Norman motte-and-bailey castles. Great views…
Anne
Anne
Totnes Castle is a classic Norman motte and bailey castle situated on a steep hill in the centre of Totnes. From the castle itself, there…
Natalie
Natalie
A classic motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone shell-keep crowns its steep…
Nicholas
Nicholas
Perfect to visit while in the town. One of the best surviving Norman motte-and-bailey castles. Great views over the town, towards the Dart,…
5. Castle Drogo
5. Castle Drogo
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17 local reviews
Castle Drogo
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Joe And Kitty
Castle Drogo is in the final phase of a multi million restoration project but still well worth the visit. It…
Michael
The last castle built in England. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Julius Drewe, the founder of the Home and…
Andrea
Last castle to be build in England and a stunning setting. For a full day park at Fingle bridge inn and walk…
5. Castle Drogo
5. Castle Drogo
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17 local reviews
Castle Drogo
Joe And Kitty
Joe And Kitty
Castle Drogo is in the final phase of a multi million restoration project but still well worth the visit. It is a National Trust property…
Michael
Michael
The last castle built in England. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Julius Drewe, the founder of the Home and Colonial Stores. Castle…
Andrea
Andrea
Last castle to be build in England and a stunning setting. For a full day park at Fingle bridge inn and walk up to the castle (NT) over the…
6. Launceston
6. Launceston
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14 local reviews
Launceston, Launceston
LocalityPolitical
Trudy
The ancient capital of Cornwall, a walking tour of the medieval streets and the castle are a day of dis…
Rachel
Launceston has a Norman castle and a small interesting museum and a historic town centre.
Helen
Small market town with castle. Boutique shops, cafes, pubs and independent owned shops.
6. Launceston
6. Launceston
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14 local reviews
Launceston, Launceston
Trudy
Trudy
The ancient capital of Cornwall, a walking tour of the medieval streets and the castle are a day of dis coving. Many locals do not know the…
Rachel
Rachel
Launceston has a Norman castle and a small interesting museum and a historic town centre.
Helen
Helen
Small market town with castle. Boutique shops, cafes, pubs and independent owned shops.
7. Castle Drogo
7. Castle Drogo
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16 local reviews
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton
Closed · Opens Friday 11:00 AM
01647 433306
Establishment
Barbara
Castle Drogo is not far from Lustleigh and is the last 'castle; to have been built in England. Lovely house,…
Barbara
Natural Trust - last Castle to be constructed in England designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens on a rocky outcrop…
Adam
England's most recently constructed castle. Walk out from it's spectacular gardens along the circular walk via…
7. Castle Drogo
7. Castle Drogo
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16 local reviews
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton
Closed · Opens Friday 11:00 AM
01647 433306
Barbara
Barbara
Castle Drogo is not far from Lustleigh and is the last 'castle; to have been built in England. Lovely house, gardens and splendid walks. …
Barbara
Barbara
Natural Trust - last Castle to be constructed in England designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens on a rocky outcrop overlooking Fingle gorge and woods…
Adam
Adam
England's most recently constructed castle. Walk out from it's spectacular gardens along the circular walk via the Hunters Path and back…
8. Totnes
8. Totnes
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96 local reviews
Totnes, Totnes
LocalityPolitical
Penny
Totnes is a must to visit! Right on the River Dart where boat trips begin down the Dart to Dartmouth (the…
Ellie
It has everything a quintessential market town should have. It has a great craft & food market, it's full of…
Jeremy
Voted second funkiest town in the UK... You'll have to make up your own mind. Things to do - Visit the castle…
8. Totnes
8. Totnes
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96 local reviews
Totnes, Totnes
Penny
Penny
Totnes is a must to visit! Right on the River Dart where boat trips begin down the Dart to Dartmouth (the Round Robin day trip involves…
Ellie
Ellie
It has everything a quintessential market town should have. It has a great craft & food market, it's full of fascinating and unusual shops,…
Jeremy
Jeremy
Voted second funkiest town in the UK... You'll have to make up your own mind. Things to do - Visit the castle - have a Belgian beer in…
9. Dartmouth
9. Dartmouth
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64 local reviews
Dartmouth, Dartmouth
LocalityPolitical
Helen
Great for a day out - catch the ferry and enjoy a ride on the steam train, wander round the beautiful shops,…
Kate
Beautiful estuary town with the Royal Naval College, wonderful fetivals and fireworks, mariners and sailing,…
Victoria
Famous for its Naval college take a trip over on the passenger ferry for some sightseeing at Dartmouth Castle…
9. Dartmouth
9. Dartmouth
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64 local reviews
Dartmouth, Dartmouth
Helen
Helen
Great for a day out - catch the ferry and enjoy a ride on the steam train, wander round the beautiful shops, sit and enjoy a drink while…
Kate
Kate
Beautiful estuary town with the Royal Naval College, wonderful fetivals and fireworks, mariners and sailing, regatta's, a castle, beaches,…
Victoria
Victoria
Famous for its Naval college take a trip over on the passenger ferry for some sightseeing at Dartmouth Castle or a look around Dartmouth's…
10. Berry Pomeroy Castle
10. Berry Pomeroy Castle
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8 local reviews
Establishment
Anne
Berry Pomeroy Castle is tucked away in a steep wooded valley and is a romantic ruin with a colourful history…
Adam
Berry Pomeroy castle is in the back of beyonds but id really worth a visit. Quite extraordinary architecture…
Anna & Dag
Tucked away in a deep wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin with a colorful history…
10. Berry Pomeroy Castle
10. Berry Pomeroy Castle
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8 local reviews
Anne
Anne
Berry Pomeroy Castle is tucked away in a steep wooded valley and is a romantic ruin with a colourful history of intrigue. Originally work…
Adam
Adam
Berry Pomeroy castle is in the back of beyonds but id really worth a visit. Quite extraordinary architecture for the time - has the added…
Anna & Dag
Anna & Dag
Tucked away in a deep wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin with a colorful history of intrigue. Nice Cafe, good…
Anna
The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in a stunning setting on a wooded spur above the rushing River…
Di
Located in the centre of Okehampton, set in a wooded spur above the River Okement, is the remains of the…
Patrick
Visit the ruins of this medieval motte and bailey castle . Erected in norman times now run by english heritage…
Anna
Anna
The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in a stunning setting on a wooded spur above the rushing River Okement. Begun soon after the…
Di
Di
Located in the centre of Okehampton, set in a wooded spur above the River Okement, is the remains of the largest castle in Devon. There…
Patrick
Patrick
Visit the ruins of this medieval motte and bailey castle . Erected in norman times now run by english heritage
12. Launceston Castle
12. Launceston Castle
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7 local reviews
Launceston Castle, Castle Lodge
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Anna
Set on a large natural mound, Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Begun soon after the…
Sue
Launceston Castle was built soon after the Norman Conquest, its focus is an unusual keep with a 13th century…
Rosa
Ancient drum castle - worth a visit, as is the old market town of Launceston itself.
12. Launceston Castle
12. Launceston Castle
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7 local reviews
Launceston Castle, Castle Lodge
Anna
Anna
Set on a large natural mound, Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest, its focus is an…
Sue
Sue
Launceston Castle was built soon after the Norman Conquest, its focus is an unusual keep with a 13th century round tower that dominates the…
Rosa
Rosa
Ancient drum castle - worth a visit, as is the old market town of Launceston itself.