Visit 5 English Heritage Castles in Devon 

Step back in time & explore some of Devon’s famous castles, all operated by English Heritage

1. Okehampton Castle
– Location: Castle Lane, Okehampton, EX20 1JA
– Distance from Sidmouth: Approximately 38 miles (1 hour drive)
– Explore the ruins of Okehampton Castle, a medieval fortress on the edge of Dartmoor. The castle has a rich history dating back to the Norman Conquest.

2. Berry Pomeroy Castle
– Location: Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, TQ9 6LJ
– Distance from Sidmouth: Approximately 35 miles (1 hour drive)
– Overview: Berry Pomeroy Castle is known for its haunting atmosphere and ghostly legends. The castle includes both Tudor and medieval elements and is set in a picturesque woodland.

3. Dartmouth Castle
– Location: Castle Road, Dartmouth, TQ6 0JN
– Distance from Sidmouth: Approximately 38 miles (1 hour drive)
– Overview: Overlooking the Dart Estuary, Dartmouth Castle has guarded the entrance to the Dartmouth harbor for centuries. The castle offers stunning views and a glimpse into coastal defense history.

4. Plympton Castle
– Location: Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 1QJ
– Distance from Sidmouth: Approximately 50 miles (1.5 hours drive)
– Overview: Plympton Castle’s remains date back to the early 12th century, and it played a strategic role in various periods of history. The site provides a glimpse into medieval castle architecture.

5. Totnes Castle
– Location: Castle Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NU
– Distance from Sidmouth: Approximately 31 miles (1 hour drive)
– Overview: Totnes Castle boasts panoramic views of the town and the River Dart. The castle, dating back to Norman times, offers a fascinating look at medieval military architecture.

Please check the English Heritage website for the most up-to-date information on opening times, admission fees, and any travel advisories before planning your visit. More information here