Castles and forts in Devon
From castles to hillforts, there are defences to discover across Devon including bunkers and observation look-out points from the Second World War.
Step back in time with your family this winter with a visit to Devon.
Explore the castle’s interior and discover its precious treasures and family stories. As the last castle to be built in England modern features were included for the ambitious owner.
Step inside this fortified medieval manor, complete with a Great Hall, Solar and sub solar, and learn about the lives of people that once called it home.
Discover an island undisturbed by cars, the island encompasses a small village with an inn, Victorian church and the 13th-century Marisco Castle.
Discover the sites of Iron Age hillforts, Roman forts and modern defences used during the Second World War.
Climb an extinct volcano of Dolbury Hill, home to a legendary dragon. At the top you'll find an Iron Age hillfort and views across the Exe Valley.
Discover the ruins of an English Civil War fort at Gallants Bower, Little Dartmouth, or enjoy a gentle walk through Crownley Woods. Enjoy views for miles and historic monuments along the way.
Discover a 2,500-year-old Iron Age fort on a walk to Bolt Tail. Spot the radar stations which reveal the part Bolberry Down played in protecting Britain during the Second World War.
Explore a stretch of coast complete with Second World War coastal defence positions. Hidden amongst the trees you'll come across a collection of fascinating buildings, including the gun and searchlight positions.
Discover Hembury Castle which consists of an Iron Age hillfort with a later Norman motte and bailey. The name Hembury means 'high castle' and is an apt description of this great earthwork.
This small square Roman fortlet is situated on cliffs overlooking Heddon's Mouth. It can be reached from the coast path between Heddon Valley and Woody Bay.