Carole W’s Berry Pomeroy Circular – Wednesday 28th July

Carole led a group of 19 today from Marldon car park, to Berry Pomeroy Castle and back.

The Castle was built for the Pomeroy family in the 14th Century but enlarged in the 16th for the Seymour Family, ambitiously planned to rival Longleat.  It was never completed, and abandoned by 1700, falling into ruin during the Victorian age.  It is owned today by the Duke of Somerset, but is maintained by English Heritage. The castle has often been cited as being the ‘most haunted in Britain’.

The ‘white lady walking the parapets‘ is said to be the unhappy spirit of Margaret Pomeroy who was incarcerated in the castle dungeons by her sister, jealous of her beauty. She was absent today however, as the sun shone and a good 6 mile walk was enjoyed by all.