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Address: Castle Lodge, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1JA, England
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Excellent Ruins

Audio guide was very good and made the ruins worth having a close look, thoroughly enjoyed all the information. Andrew who was in the little office had a lot of interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Audio guide was very good and made the ruins worth having a close look, thoroughly enjoyed all the information. Andrew who was in the little office had a lot of interesting information also, adding to our enjoyment of the day. Toilet on site & a small variety of goods for sale. Plenty of grounds to have a picnic and walks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although this is just a ruin, the audio guide and the information from the manager Andrew made this a very enjoyable little outing. We were very impressed with the sheer scale of the building and indeed the ensuite in every room. If you are in the area then definitely worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not much to see any more as its pretty much a wreck and a haven for paranormal investigators. Nice for the scenery and not far off of the road, not much in the way of parking either

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was more a country house than a Castle in its day, do get the audio commentary as it is one of the best I have heard, with the lady of the Castle telling you the story. There are some quite good features around the site including one very big oven. You will see from the keep at the top... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you are interested in the history of Dartmoor, this castle is a must! The signage and audio guide are excellent. Parking is close.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Spring flowers all around the "bailey" mound, and inclusive audio tour with entry price. Short woodland walks can also be taken and pretty streams nearby.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We love this castle! Hidden away on the edge of the town, the small keep is set high up on its motte, surrounded by lots of outbuilding ruins, overlooking the River Oke. Plenty of features to explore, a bit of exercise climbing up to the top, and a great place to have a picnic! Staff are very friendly, the shop... More 

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It was January and so the grounds were closed, however from the perimiter fence it looked amazingly picturesque. It has whetted my appetite to visit in the open months when I shall be able to get in for a closer look.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you are in the area, this castle is a must. It is under the umbrella of English Heritage. I opted for the hand held guide which enhanced the visit. It was packed with history. The gate keeper was friendly. You can buy gifts and refreshments there. This site is not really friendly for disabled and those with young children... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Have visited Okehampton for over 40 years and never visited this Castle....have now and glad I did. Gate keeper very friendly (English Heritage) and loaded with knowledge. You will wonder how the walls are still remaining. Need to be reasonably fit as you have some steep banks to climb. Disabled visitors will struggle. Try it!!

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Address: Castle Lodge, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1JA, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Okehampton
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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