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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
30 helpful votes 30 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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