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.

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Address: A399, Watermouth, Ilfracombe EX34 9SL, UK

Emma Powell avatarEmma Powell
4 months ago
A great family theme park with lots of history, amusements, and rides. Quite hilly at parts, but manageable, so be warey if you have motility issues. Very friendly staff. The only issue was that a few of the amusements games were faulty or had issues.Went during Halloween time in mid-October. It was VERY quiet and basically had the park to ourselves, which was perfect for a disabled autistic family member. Would recommend 👌.
Will Khoo avatarWill Khoo
5 months ago
Had a great afternoon. Staff were friendly, arcade games were great and cheap to play. The water show was fun to watch! There are lots of things to see and do. I would recommend a whole day though.
Andrew Malcolm avatarAndrew Malcolm
5 months ago
Had a wonderful day. We had my 2 daughters and our grand children with us. I'm classed as disabled, some of the steep pathways were a no no for me. But definitely go again, it's a stunning place to go and admire.
carla ravey avatarcarla ravey
8 months ago
Fun day out for all the family we really enjoyed it and spent a few hours there. Some off the rides was close because of the rain 🌧️. They are some very steep hills to walk up. The toboggan is up a very steep hill it would be a good idea to put a sign up at the bottom if not running save people walking up. Golf was good and the maze . They had loads off 2p machines from back in the day so take some 2p and 10p with you .
Katie Macdonald avatarKatie Macdonald
5 months ago
We visited yesterday with our 3 year old who has additional needs and immediately knew upon arrival we were going to have a great day just by how we were greeted!!.. We came at 1.30pm in the hope it would be a little quieter for our daughter and timed it perfectly as although there were many other people there it felt like we had the place to ourselves at times.. We absolutely loved the coin machines in the castle and it was so lovely that our daughter could interact with all of them (and with them costing 2p or 10p she could use them as much as she liked) We could have spent all day inside the castle and even braved the dungeons and loved every single minute!! We totally forgot there was an outside and wow just wow.. all the interactive displays in the Gnome village and the absolutely stunning grounds.. I honestly can't describe just how beautiful it is here and so well kept! Every single staff member we encountered along the (very steep) way were just wonderful and couldn't be more helpful or polite!! Our daughter with help and encouragement went on all the rides with us knowing they would be stopped if she was scared and the confidence she came away with was just beautiful to see! The morning rain had closed the toboggan ride but the staff worked really hard to dry it all and get it open later in the afternoon so we didn't miss out 😊 I just cannot rate you all highly enough and this by far was one of the best days out I have had this year. Thank you all 🖤
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The address for Watermouth Castle we have is: A399, Watermouth, Ilfracombe EX34 9SL, UK. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

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