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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 Invade!
Venue: Dartmouth Castle, Devon
Date: Mon 4 & Tue 5 Aug 2014

Arr me hearties! The castle is under attack from a fearsome bunch of pirates from the famous ship La Grand Derriere. Hear the bang of muskets and see history brought to life.

Tales of King Arthur
Venue: Tintagel Castle, Cornwall
Date: Tue 05 - Thu 07 Aug 2014

Let Merlin and King Arthur take you on a magical journey back to the days of old when knights did battle and ladies swooned. Be enchanted as they spin tales of magic, mystery and adventure.

Pirates Invade!
Venue: Dartmouth Castle, Devon
Date: Mon 11 & Tue 12 Aug 2014

Arr me hearties! The castle is under attack from a fearsome bunch of pirates from the famous ship La Grand Derriere. Hear the bang of muskets and see history brought to life.

Tales of King Arthur
Venue: Tintagel Castle, Cornwall
Date: Tue 12 - Thu 14 Aug 2014

Let Merlin and King Arthur take you on a magical journey back to the days of old when knights did battle and ladies swooned. Be enchanted as they spin tales of magic, mystery and adventure.

Lydford Saxon Town & Norman Castle
Venue: Lydford Castle, Devon, Devon
Date: Thu 14 Aug

Discover an important medieval site well off the beaten track, overlooking the beautiful Lydford Gorge in Devon. Explore the remains of a 9th century town and learn how the Saxons and the Normans developed its mighty defences.

Totnes Through the Ages
Venue: Totnes Castle, Devon
Date: Sat 16 Aug 2014

A family event telling the story of Totnes town and the castle with an encampment and living history demonstrating crafts, cookery, weapons and stories from characters from the Dark Ages through to Norman and Saxon times.

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