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.
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Sunday||11:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
Steve | Jan 28, 2018
The reception guy was excellent and helped us get onto the tour even though we were a bit late. The tunnels themselves are quite interesting to experience. The guide's commentary was a bit difficult to follow as it was quite fast and had some assumed knowledge of the history of the area. Overall worth a visit.
Dusha Moya | Jan 25, 2018
Very impressive place! History is amazing and the site is a hidden secret! Hard to find, but it's part of fun:) 100% worth visiting.
Jasmin Alison Appleby | Jan 13, 2018
Overall a pleasant enough experience, although the tour guide was rather obtuse. On commencement of the tour, she rather abruptly reprimanded a family at the back of the group for not acting fast enough upon her command to don a hard hat. The family were actually helping their children at the time. Then into the tour, she cornered a young gentleman with a scarf and in no uncertain terms, along the lines of a school mistress, demanded that he shouldn’t have worn said garment and that’s why it had become dirty. Quite a bossy person and overall made the experience like a school outing. I would return, but perhaps I would check first to see who is conducting the tour. You’d never get this sort of attitude in the Home Counties!
James Melrose | May 21, 2017
Very interesting! Was great to learn more about the history of the city! And great value at only £6 per adult! Guide was a very much keeping to the script, but was amusing and informative all the same. The tunnels themselves are narrow and for the most part you can stand upright in them. There are however large sections where you have to stoop over to get through. Very interesting, would definitely recommend if you're interested, well worth the money.
L K | Oct 24, 2017
Very good tour and interesting to learn about the passages. Would have been nice to explore further but due to passage blockages and small tunnel space, it’s unsafe to do so. Very polite staff.
L Cp | Apr 6, 2018
Reception guy v helpful but fell apart after that. Tour guide was abrupt and aggressive and had foul breath. Not very good in a small space. Underground tunnels were interesting enough but we had problems recovering our bags from lockers as the next tour had started their video by the time ours ended and we had to wait and wait to get to the lockers. Female tour staff get a big thumbs down. Shame.
Matt Jones | Apr 9, 2018
Interesting and different experience. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly with a nice little museum giving plenty of information.
Christina T | May 24, 2018
Very rude woman on reception. Refused entry as I have a 3 and 4 year old. Apparently you can't go in if you have an a under 5. Nothing made clear on website about this!! Made a wasted trip for nothing.
whiskers Wantspeace | Jun 30, 2018
Informative, not too much, no fuss and worth doing once. Had confined spaces and it gets tight and low at points.
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