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Okehampton Castle

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

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
84 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 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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England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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