Days out near Paignton

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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

Textile demonstrations
Venue: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Date: Sat 31 Jan - Sun 1 Feb 2015

Join Gareth and Sally Pointer as they demonstrate working with national fabric crafts and discover how these materials were used in everyday Neolithic life

Bronze Casting
Venue: Stonehenge , Wiltshire
Date: Sat 7 - Sun 8 Feb 2015

Watch Neil Burridge demonstrate incredible bronze casting techniques - which helped early people deveop

Stonehenge: Up Close
Venue: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Date: Mon 9 Feb

Gain a rare and fascinating insight into the famous World Heritage Site with an exclusive tour around the site led by one of English Heritage's experts.

Fire and Life
Venue: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Date: Sat 14 - Sun 15 Feb

Guy Hagg demonstrated all things essential to Neolithic life

Secrets of the Stones
Venue: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Date: Mon 16 - Fri 20 Feb 2015

Bring the family to Stonehenge at half term to uncover the ancient past of these mysterious stones as we explore the history of their role in the lives of ancient people.

Pirates and Smugglers
Venue: Pendennis Castle, Cornwall
Date: Mon 16 - Fri 20 Feb 2015

Fearsome tales of dastardley deeds and seafaring shenanigans.

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