Rougemont Castle, also known as Exeter Castle, is the historic castle of the city of Exeter, Devon, England. It was built into the northern corner of the Roman city walls starting in or shortly after the year 1068, following Exeter's rebellion against William the Conqueror. In 1136 it was besieged for three months by King Stephen. An outer bailey, of which little now remains, was added later in the 12th century.
The castle is mentioned in Shakespeare's play Richard III in a reference to that king's visit to Exeter in 1483. Devon's county court was located here from at least 1607, and the three Devon Witches—the last people in England to be executed for witchcraft—were tried and convicted at the Exeter Assizes in 1682.
|Monday||7:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Tuesday||7:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Thursday||7:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Friday||7:00 AM – 2:00 AM|
|Saturday||7:00 AM – 2:00 AM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
Nick Baker | May 29, 2018
This is a castle in Exeter it's available for all kinds of events and next to the beautiful Rougemont Gardens.
Ben Matthews | Jun 1, 2018
Went for food festival. Great cheese and hot sauce.
David Greenwood | Mar 20, 2018
Incredible venue, holds some great events. Especially Corks Out for Cancer!
Daniel Jeffries | Mar 28, 2018
Went for a wedding fair, but didn't enjoy it. Didn't actually see the castle itself, but it wasn't easy to get to by car.
Lea S | May 7, 2017
First things first. This building should not be called a castle. It is but a larger house - a courthouse. There used to be a castle here, back in the day, but was swept away in the 1770s. The gatehouse is still there, but that's about it. We went inside the court (it's behind automated gates - I don't know if it's usually opened, but we managed to sneak in with some other people), but there really wasn't anything to see. It's used for weddings and events as far as we gathered from the website. The grounds are clean and well maintained though. You can easily skip it and spend time in the gardens next to it. Time better spent.
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