Watermouth Castle

Watermouth Castle

Watermouth Castle is a historical and exciting family attraction located in Ilfracombe, Devon. Built over 300 years ago, it has been a popular tourist spot for visitors of all ages since Victorian times.

Today the castle is home to five themed adventure playgrounds, including a woodland and a princess-themed play area.

Inside visitors will find 50 different attractions, including an underground network of tunnels and walkways, interactive exhibits, and a water slide park.

At the centre of Watermouth Castle is a spectacular mediaeval castle with stunning turrets, towers, a banqueting hall and battlements.

There is also a wide variety of shops where visitors can buy souvenirs and regional foods or relax in food outlets serving traditional British fare.

The castle hosts various seasonal events including shows featuring magicians, jugglers and musicians that make it an even more entertaining experience.


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Victorian castle full of curios, plus theme park rides, play areas and a landscaped garden.

Below are the latest reviews of Watermouth Castle.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: A399, Watermouth, Ilfracombe EX34 9SL, UK

Gary Crosby avatarGary Crosby
10 months ago
Victorian Castle surrounded by idyllic grounds and visuals of the coastline. In the grounds is a small theme park ideal for kids aged 2 years to 10 years old. Accessibility is difficult for prams and young ones as has steep inclines and declines on pathways. All in all, lots to do and fun for all the family, well worth a visit and was more fun than I expected.
Katie Jervis avatarKatie Jervis
11 months ago
Nice place to take children. Plenty of things to do. Took some food with us. Staff were very helpful and friendly.I feel like it needed a few more rides/ or a indoor soft play area.
Scott Wheeldon avatarScott Wheeldon
11 months ago
Very hilly place so if you have prams be warned. The castle itself is beautiful and also the gardens,but the attractions are not worth the price. Should be more like £10 or so that would be a fair price. You can only spend a limited time before you get bored 3hours maybe 4 tops. Not suitable for kids over 7 or 8 as they would be bored faster.
T_P Outsider avatarT_P Outsider
a year ago
Great entertainment for the little kids and the big kids…. not a massive theme park but keeps you entertained for a few hrs, beautiful scenery while you walk around the park. Air cannons was great fun for all, the toboggan was great and suitable for kids and adults who are 1.4m tall and above. The water flume ride is nice way to chill and break up the day for lunch just watch out for the odd squirrels of water. The food in the cafe was amazing especially the cream tea…. scones were amazing. The hedge maze was alot of fun finding your way around. All the staff were friendly and helpful with any questions we had. The castle itself is a time capsule of a museum….. take plenty of 10p and 2p for all the old fashioned games and amusement machines, although there is change machines around to use.
Robert E avatarRobert E
6 months ago
Very quirky but fun and charming, slightly spooky/oddball place. Entrance fee covers access to main castle showrooms and lots of other amusements and rides on site. A couple of cafe areas. Tarmac paths advertised as wheelchair-friendly but some steep and twisty, so I would have thought those parts would be impracticable for manual wheelchairs. I had a competent power chair, which was good, but still needed a strong steadying hand on the back for help and/or reassurance on the most challenging parts.
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