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Okehampton Castle

Address: Castle Lodge, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1JA, England
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Okehampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
100 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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84 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A fun way to pass an hour or so. The guide is interesting and gives a fascinating insight into the castle ruins and life back in history.

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Launceston, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Okehampton castle is a large ruin of a mote and bailey type castle, it would have been nice for there to have been more info on site, and there should definatley be a warning that the bailey is too dangerous for small children, the drop is extreme with no fencing! the walks around the castle are lovely. This is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

set in nice countryside. well looked after. nice place for a picnic. dog friendly area. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....... More 

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Boise, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Easy to get to and an easy walk through the grounds with an audio. It is a great reminder of what William the Great did.

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Yorkshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We visited with our dog and found the ruins very interesting and accessible. The Audio tour commentary was great and really helped the castle come to life. There is a great picnic spot beside the river just below the castle. We enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Slightly out of the way but well worth the effort and the audio guide explains all although there is lots of the fabric of the building to explore and spur your imagination.

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