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Okehampton Castle

Castle Lodge, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1JA, England
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Okehampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Boise, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A superb "hidden valley" setting and one of the most unspoilt of our heritage sites. Excellent audio commentary brings the story to life and the meadowland is a perfect spot for a picnic. No silly signs as you would find in a NT property - a real gem!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you are travelling down the A30 and need a place to stop for a picnic this castle is idyllic. the castle itself is interesting and the woodland setting is ideal for a family picnic. Can recommend the free audio guide that usually comes with an English Heritage property.

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There was much more than first meets the eye. Both the history and architecture were very interesting. There is parking close by or you can park in town and walk up.

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Fareham
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On the outskirts of the town along a narrow road that you imagine goes nowhere, but stick with it. The castle is pretty much destroyed but the ruins do have a haunted romantic feel.

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Broadstone, Dorset
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34 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Like so many ruined castles managed by English Heritage, this one is in a very scenic setting. One of the great things about being a member of English Heritage is that if you are passing a castle or abbey ruin en-route to another destination, you do not need to think about the cost of entry, you can wander in for... More

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Bristol
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Castle was really good to explore with the kids who are 5 and 1 years. Definitely not somewhere you could take a buggy we used a back pack carrier for our little one. Some of the paths are steep and the ground uneven, there are also some steep drop off due to the nature of the building. If was... More

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Bournemouth
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Needed a stop off on our trip home from Cornwall to Dorset so gave this a go. Very helpful staff member offered more information and asked if we had any questions but we decided just to take the audio guide and get on with it. Interesting castle and information boards fitted around the site but the audio guide was very... More

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