Cover a range of curriculum objectives with a visit to Berry Pomeroy Castle. An impressive Elizabethan mansion built by the Seymour family is nestled into the original 15th century castle defences. Although the family had grand plans for the site, it was abandoned by 1700. Today, Berry Pomeroy Castle provides a snapshot of medieval and Elizabethan history, surrounded by woodland areas to explore.
Visit Berry Pomeroy Castle to support your teaching in a fun and engaging way, and cover multiple topics across the curriculum.
- KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality
- KS1-2 Science: Working scientifically. Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
- KS2 History: A local history study. A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066
- KS3 History: A local history study. Development of Church, state and society in Britain 1066-1745
- GCSE History: Study of the historic environment
Free Self-Led Visits
Book a free self-led visit to Berry Pomeroy Castle and organise your day to suit your curriculum objectives. See the original castle defences, and climb the steps to the first floor of the gatehouse to see the beautiful 15th-century wall painting and experience the medieval wall walk. Explore the ruins of the Elizabethan mansion, and imagine what it would have been like to live here as a member of the powerful Seymour family. Don’t miss the woodland areas, with an opportunity to spot wildlife and birds, and learn about different living things in their habitats.Enquire now
Plan Your Trip
We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. You can find all our site-specific information and tools below, and further information on our what to expect page.
Download our free resources to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip. We also offer free planning visits once you have made a booking, plus a 20% discount on the official English Heritage guidebook for your place of choice.
Once you book your visit you’ll be sent a visit permit, which you’ll need to bring with you on the day.
Visit our bookings page to start planning your trip!
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