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Hemyock Castle

Photo: Hemyock Castle Entrance

Hemyock Castle, the remains of a rare late 14th century moated medieval castle, surround a much older manor house. It is set in the now tranquil Culm Valley in Devon, England, just a few miles from the M5 Motorway and Taunton. The site is a scheduled Ancient Monument. It is normally open to the public only on Bank Holiday Mondays (2 to 5 pm) between Easter and September:

Precautions against COVID-19 Coronavirus:

Please do not visit if you are likely to have been in contact with the COVID-19 virus during the previous two weeks, either from a possibly infected person or by travelling in one of the virus "hot spots."

NHS information webpage about COVID-19 Coronavirus.

No-one knows how, when or even whether this virus will develop. We hope it is soon over. Our aims are to protect our visitors, our residents, and ourselves – many of whom are in the "at risk groups" – while if possible still offering public open days.

This is our current plan to reduce risks during our 2020 public open days. We will of course respond to any relevant government advice or regulations that we know about. Our plans may have to change, possibly at short notice. We will do our best to post any changes on this website, our @HemyockCastle Facebook page, and our @HemyockCastle Twitter account. We welcome feedback, suggestions and advice.

Planned Public Open Days 2020:

Subject to government advice, our first 2020 public open day will be August Bank Holiday Monday.

Normally, we open on Bank Holiday Monday Afternoons, Easter to September, & a Heritage Open Day but 2020 has to be different.

Special Measures to Reduce Risks:

The idea is that visitors will explore the grounds and ruins by themselves, aided by our new guidebook and signs. There should be minimal congestion, so visitors will be able to keep a safe distance.

Clearly, there is much uncertainty at present, so our plans may have to change. We welcome feedback, suggestions and advice.

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