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Kirkham House, Paignton
Kirkham House, Paignton

Devon | South West

This late medieval stone house, afterwards split into three cottages was restored in the 1960s.

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Berry Pomeroy Castle
Berry Pomeroy Castle

Devon | South West

Tucked away in a steep wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin.

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Totnes Castle
Totnes Castle

Devon | South West

A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone shell-keep crowns its steep mound, giving views across the town to the River Dart.

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Bayard's Cove Fort
Bayard's Cove Fort

Devon | South West

Small Tudor artillery fort guarding Dartmouth's inner harbour, picturesquely sited on the quayside.

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Dartmouth Castle
Dartmouth Castle

Devon | South West

Beautifully located fortresses on the edge of the river. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth.

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Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village
Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village

Devon | South West

The remains of four 13th century stone farmsteads, on land originally farmed in the Bronze Age. This isolated Dartmoor hamlet was probably abandoned in the early 15th century.

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Events near Paignton

Pirates Ahoy!
Venue: Pendennis Castle, Cornwall
Date: Mon 30 Mar - Fri 03 Apr 2015

Dust off your cutlass, get set for fearsome tales of dastardly deeds and discover Pendennis’ pirating past as you join us for fun and games around the castle. You'd better be good or you might end up walking the plank!

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Tintagel Castle, Cornwall
Date: Fri 03 - Mon 06 Apr 2015

Adventurers wanted! You'll meet a royal character from the past with stories of times gone by. This lively figure will be happy to help you on your quest as you explore Tintagel and crack the clues. Rise to the challenge and win your chocolate reward.

Tudor Castle Capers
Venue: Pendennis Castle, Cornwall
Date: Mon 06 - Fri 10 Apr 2015

Step back in time over 400 years and imagine life in Henry VIII’s mighty coastal fortress. See if you have what it takes to defend the castle in have-a-go battle drills and be spellbound by stories of days gone by. A hands-on day out for the whole family.

Wrecks and Sea Battles of the Portland Area
Venue: Portland Castle, Dorset, Dorset
Date: Thu 7 May

Starting with a rare opportunity to tour Portland Castle in the evening we will then be discovering the secrets of the sea with Historic England's Wrecks Data Officer Serena Cant.

Smugglers and Seadogs
Venue: Dartmouth Castle, Devon
Date: Tue 26 - Fri 29 May 2015

Meet the scourge of the sea as we explore Dartmouth’s dastardly past. Budding young buccaneers can join a quest to find the smugglers’ ill-gotten gains and command their own pirate sloop in ship to ship combat.

Knights of Tintagel
Venue: Tintagel Castle, Cornwall
Date: Wed 27 - Fri 29 May 2015

Witness the action as we journey back to medieval times of knights and legends of old where chivalry was king and military skills were the entertainment of the day.

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