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Okehampton Castle

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Address: Castle Lodge, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1JA, England
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Owned by English Heritage so therefore well managed.,

Lovely place to visit with it's wonderful history, what can only be described as stunning ruins and ,of course,the marvelous views . I wish I did not have to say this but now I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Callington, United Kingdom
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The castle ruins are set in a pleasant location. It's immediate grounds are fairly well cared for enabling access for walking and picnics. It is advisable not to go after lengthy periods of rain. Particularly attractive in late spring and autumn.

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Callington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Lovely place to visit with it's wonderful history, what can only be described as stunning ruins and ,of course,the marvelous views . I wish I did not have to say this but now I am less agile than I once was, the steps are a little challenging,especially when wet, so great care is needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We spent a lovely few hours at Okehampton Castle this week whilst camping in Devon on our hols. The castle is fairly priced and comes with a free audio guide which is fun and informative. We took a picnic which we ate on the benches provided in the sunshine. Everything is outside so I wouldn't visit on a rainy day.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A super place to spend a few hours. We enjoyed ourselves listening to thew audio guide and wandering around the site.

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Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

After the nth castle, the weary traveller asks herself a question: Can this castle be different? And the answer is a definite yes due to the entertaining and enjoyable audio tour. The experience is almost like a play at the theatre. The Lady of the castle tells us the history of the building but at the same time she is... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We enjoyed several hours at Okehampton Castle, exploring the grounds and listening to the audio commentary. We particularly liked the fact that the castle has been left largely untouched, so that we could imagine how it used to be. We also enjoyed climbing up to the top of the motte to see the spectacular views of the surrounding areas. Affordably... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This appeals because of both the Norman keep on the motte and the Medieval ruins below. All are well-enough preserved so that you can really make out what they were meant to be! The audio guide is great, and explains and points out things of interest while giving the history. So not miss the baptismal font and "drain," as well... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

this was a lovely castle to visit. the audio tour was great. better value than some of the castles we have visited.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Very interesting ruin but with great commentary from hand set made it even better. Must of been impressive in its day.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a really great ruin to check out on your travels. Great photos ops as well as a place to sit and have a picnic. Worth the trip!

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