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Okehampton Castle

Castle Lodge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park EX20 1JA, England
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Okehampton
Type: Castles
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Castle is a beautiful place to visit, it is well kept and has information boards. It is free to walk around and although there is only the ruins there it is well worth stopping to investigate.

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Northam, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

very interesting good afternoon or morning out not for the disabled had a very good time there is plenty to see and the audio tour makes it very interesting

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Okehampton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Living close to the castle we don't visit often but often walk by. We have looked around several times and think it is definitely worth a visit. Quite a lot of castle is in ruins but there is enough left to make it an interesting experience.There are some lovely views from the top part. The audio tour is worth doing... More

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Andover
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We are English Heritage members, but even if we had to pay the entrance, this location would be worth it. Lots to see and absorb. We visited on a fine day. If it were wet, it might be a problem as there is no shelter and ruins are open to the elements. Good picnic facilities in grounds. Car park is... More

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Devon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Visited the castle having passed it many times, thinking it wasn't worth a visit, but we were wrong. Spent 2 hours wandering round with the help of the audio tour, included in the admission price of £3.90 per adult. It's fairly small castle, but there's more to it than you would think when you drive past. Being a fairly small... More

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Woodstock, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stopped here on our way to Cornwall. It's a fairly small castle so doesn't take an awful long time to look round, though there is an audio tour available which we didn't take up on on this occasion. It's a pretty steep hill up to the castle and then quite a few steps up to the keep, though the... More

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Hampshire
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Had a lovely visit with friends, we took a picnic and sat overlooking the fantastic views. The volunteer at the ticket office was very friendly and helpful and certainly knew his castles. Some lovely walks around the area too. I will go back next year for sure for more lashings of ginger beer :)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Visiting this interesting castle made a pleasant break on our journey to Cornwall. There is quite a lot of the castle remaining and the views from the top are beautiful if you have the stamina to walk up all the steps. You can get a free audio guide which makes the history of the place come to life. There is... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Although it was raining, I still managed to have a good look around this ruined castle. If you enjoy walking around ruined castles then this is worth a visit, even if its only for an hour. Careful how you go if it has or is raining, parts of the castle can be slippery.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Having recently joined English Heritage, we are visiting castles whenever we get the opportunity. This one was on our way home from Cornwall. It was dull weather when we arrived and began to rain while we were there but I'm glad we stopped. The man at the ticket kiosk offered us hand held audio guides. These were brilliant. They really... More

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