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Okehampton Castle

Castle Lane, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1JA, England
+44 1837 52844
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Well worth a visit

As English Heritage members we stopped here on our holiday in Revom, and would recommend a visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adclare
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Beccles
Worth a visit

Took a trip up to the castle and the views from the top are great. The castle is in ruins but there... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
413gailg
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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“audio guide”(24 reviews)
“picnic area”(8 reviews)
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The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in a stunning setting on a wooded spur above the rushing River Okement. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest as a motte and bailey castle with a stone keep, it was converted into a sumptuous residence in...more
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Castle Lane, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1JA, England
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"narrow road"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"few hours"
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"fun exploring"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As English Heritage members we stopped here on our holiday in Revom, and would recommend a visit. The castle is interesting to look round, even on a damp day, and the free audio guide really adds to the experience. The staff were welcoming and helpful...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Took a trip up to the castle and the views from the top are great. The castle is in ruins but there is plenty of history to learn about.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Disappointingly the castle is closed for several months during the winter which seems a shame when it could be open for the few visitors that are in the area e.g.. at weekends. Having walked here from Okehampton centre it was disappointing that I could only...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The castle is managed by English Heritage. It is at the end of a narrow road leading from Oakhampton and free parking is available about 100 metres from the entrance. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The castle is in ruins and sits on...More

1  Thank Pete F
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

After driving through a gloriously beautiful village, eventually one comes to Okehampton Castle. This beautiful relic on top of the hill is a must-do if you are in the area!

1  Thank LuxuriousNomad_com
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

The place is imposing! The castle is up there and the audio tour lets you know in depth some things you wouldn't have imagined about life in a medieval castle. The manager is very nice and he knows a lot about English history, which makes...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The site manager was excellent, friendly & definitely knowledgeable about both this site & others in the area. We went to several other sites on his recommendation. The castle itself is a ruin but enough still stands to let you imagine what used to be...More

Thank Angela T
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Me and my other half stumbled on the castle while visiting Devon. There was a lovely lady at the entrance greeting visitors, and an audio guide available (although we didn't use this). The castle itself is built up a fairly steep hill, although there are...More

Thank Rachel H
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a lovely castle, once the largest in Devon. It has an impressive situation, and the site is dominated by the remains of the keep on top of the motte. It is quite a climb, but well worth the effort. There is a guidebook...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The remains of this 11th century castle stand about a mile from Okehampton town centre are well worth the walk and the climb to the top. Most of the rooms, of which parts of the walls remain have information boards and there is also an...More

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Trish V
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Response from lorraineforem45 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on if you have children with you or not to fit......... but a wonderful Town/Village and fine places to eat and meander around .
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