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Okehampton Castle

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Address: Castle Lodge, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1JA, England
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Wet & windy, but beautiful!

It was a bit of a miserable day when we visited, but the castle was so beautiful and quite romantic in the rain. Our two year old daughter loved the castle and exploring the nooks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was a bit of a miserable day when we visited, but the castle was so beautiful and quite romantic in the rain. Our two year old daughter loved the castle and exploring the nooks and crannies! It didn't affect us, but I'm not sure how suitable it would be for wheelchair/buggy users, with steepish steps and a lot of... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I go to a lot of ruins like this and was really impressed with this one! It's very picturesque(romantic my wife said) and my 11 year old loved charging round it (although had to be encouraged to stay off the walls which are, to be fair, a climbing paradise!) It's small enough and simple enough to be easily understood as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Me - what shall we do today given its raining? Paul - how about Okehampton Castle? Me. - errrmmmm I just said its raining Paul - I'll buy you a plastic poncho! Oh great, spoil me why don't you. So Okehampton Castle it was, yep the heavens opened, the guys in the kiosk were great fun and made it seem... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Interesting castle brought to life by the excellent audio guide. Steep walk up to the keep but refreshiñg that no parts were out of bounds.

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There is more to this castle than would one might first think. You can have informative headphones, which guide you through a lot of interesting facts. Make sure you climb to the very top, and leave time to do the nature walk. Also , take a picnic as there are pleasantly situated picnic tables on site. You could actually spend... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Large site with audio tour, worth getting as it certainly makes it more interesting. Free Car park, 5 mins away, shop and toilet on site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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