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Web Site Contents:

This page provides links to the main sections and pages of the web site. The pages are grouped by topic.

Main Sections of the Web Site:


Comfortable Castle Cottages:

There are four comfortable cottages in the castle grounds and alongside St. Margaret's Brook. They are available for let, unfurnished. Set in the now tranquil heart of the Blackdown Hills, the castle is an excellent touring centre for Devon, Exmoor, and Dartmoor. There is a wide variety of facilities and attractions, locally and within easy travelling distance, to interest a wide range of tastes: Whatever the weather:


Visiting Hemyock Castle:

Hemyock Castle 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 open to the public on Bank Holiday Mondays (2 to 5 pm) between Easter and September.

Schools and groups are especially welcome at other times, by prior arrangement:


History, Archaeology, Glossaries and More:

Hemyock Castle is possibly on a Roman site, a Romano British farm, or a Roman stronghold. There has not yet been a proper excavation. It is a scheduled ancient monument. Perhaps future archaeologists will uncover the answer.


Hemyock Village Events:

Asian Tsunami, Sri Lanka 2004:

Hemyock people helped relief efforts after the Asian Tsunami of 26th December 2004.

Some of our Video Files:

Anniversary of D-Day 2004:

In 1995, as part of the Hemyock Commemorations of the fiftieth anniversary of the Allied Victories in Europe and Japan (VE Day and VJ Day), Margaret Sheppard and Norman Lowman collected first hand accounts from over eighty resident of Hemyock, of life during the Second World War. To commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of D-Day, adapted extracts are published here. To commemorate the seventieth anniversary, the text has been re-edited and published as a Kindle Book: Memories of War. The photos have been uploaded to YouTube as a series of HD slide shows.

Queen's Golden Jubilee 2002:

Celebrations to mark fifty years since the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne.

Heritage Open Days:

Each Autumn during Heritage Open Days, many buildings across Britain and the rest of the European Union are opened specially to the public. Visit the Heritage Open Days Web Site for details of the special events.

Hemyock Castle usually holds a special open day as part of Heritage Open Days, each September. In 1998, Hemyock Castle hosted a special exhibition of hand made crafts and photographs from members of the Janashakthi Bank, a self help micro credit union based in Southern Sri Lanka.

A selection of other interesting local events, with audio recordings:


Interesting Historical Web Sites:

(Note. Hemyock Castle can take no responsibility for external web sites.)

Historic England Geophysical Survey 14/1999:

Uk and Ireland Genealogy: Devon Pages:


Other Interesting Web Sites:

(Note. Hemyock Castle can take no responsibility for external web sites.)

Autumn Carnivals:

Each Autumn, between September and November, towns in Devon and Somerset host spectacular cycles of carnivals. The Bridgwater Carnival early in November, is reputedly the largest illuminated carnival in the world. The Somerset Carnival website provides a list of events throughout the UK.

Local Authority and Tourism Links:

The Devon Holiday Directory has over a 1000 links to web sites full of information for visitors to Devon: Attractions, towns and villages, museums and gardens, pubs, restaurants and accommodation.



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