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Okehampton Castle

Castle Lodge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park EX20 1JA, England
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Okehampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A gorgeous castle with a beautiful backdrop.A nice place to stop by and visit, plenty of walks to enjoy around it too.

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86 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Until I listened to the free audio guide, I hadn't appreciated how important & opulent this Castle was in its medieval times, right up to the Tudors. The commentary really brings to mind a mental picture of great banqueting and everyday life in the Castle, including experiencing some of the most advanced plumbing arrangements in England! The setting is lovely... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

One would have thought that an ancient castle in a small old town in mid Devon would be very easy to see! It certainly is well hidden in such an idyllic setting that it tempts one to seek to purchase it and attempt a restoration project that would take up a whole series of "Restoration" on BBC. Children love it,... More

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South Devon
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Lovely setting to wander around. Good audio guide taking you back through history. Also good walk around the grounds.

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Swanage Dorset
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A superb ruin, If ruins are your thing! It is looked after by English Heritage. Very reasonable entrance fees, it was actually free on the day I visited. A wonderful setting with meadows, woods and riverside all on top of the castle itself. I can not praise the audio your highly enough, most informative. Get off the A30 and have... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Only a small site but a great setting and very evocative. If weather is OK allow time for pleasant woodland and river walks. Great site for picnic. Worth having a guide book, or the audio tour if you have time, as information boards are helpful but a bit limited.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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318 reviews 318 reviews
140 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I visited this castle on Easter day as the weather was not great for walking due to heavy rain. The castle was worth a visit and has a few unique features - carvings, stoves, 'fridge', latrines and even a little bit of medieval paintwork. There's great views from the top of the castle and pleasant-looking woodland to explore (although we... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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