English Heritage Devon

The historic places in our care span six millennia and include palaces, houses, hill figures, castles, abbeys, industrial sites, Roman forts and even deserted medieval villages.

Caring for these places and their collections for the benefit of this and future generations is a cornerstone of everything we do. The generous support of many donors enables us to do this.

We have now embarked on the largest conservation programme in our history. Highly skilled conservation work will be carried out on an unprecedented scale,  and we will allow the public to witness this as it progresses.



Castle Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NU

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.


Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6LJ

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



Kirkham House, Kirkham Street, Paignton, Devon,TQ3 3AX

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


Bayards Cove, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9AX

Picturesquely sited on the quayside at Darmouth, this Tudor artillery fort once contained heavy guns to protect the prosperous harbour town from attack.



Castle Road, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 0JN

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.