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“English Heritage Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Okehampton Castle

Okehampton Castle
Castle Lodge, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park EX20 1JA, England
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Okehampton
Type: Castles
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Swanage Dorset
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“English Heritage Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This beautiful little ruin is tucked away, and takes some finding, but it is well worth the effort.
It is very reasonably priced, and the audio tour is a must, giving all the background to each of the castles different areas. It is cleverly narrated, being clearly aimed at youmger listeners, without patronising the adults.
There is also a fine woodland & meadow walk around the castle grounds, which is a must when the sun is shining.
Oh! if the National Trust would take a leaf out of English Heritages book, THIS is the way to market an antiquity to the public.
Well done.
( I have no affiliation with English Heritage)

Visited August 2011
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Small but beautifully formed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I could be biased as it was a lovely sunny day but we really enjoyed Bluebell Sunday.Riverside picnic tables, pretty location and easy parking. Not a huge site but enough for a couple of hours.

Visited May 2012
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Southampton UK
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Set amoung the trees”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

a compact castle set in the trees above the town. The ruin has a good keep Parking free next to castle.We did find the signage to the castle no too clear so had to make a number of u-turns to find it, do not give up if lost ask a local!

good audio tour

Visited April 2012
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Scotland
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“Interesting little castle in a beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

This is an unusual little castle in a very scenic location. I would imagine it's a great place for a picnic on a sunny day, with a lovely river running through it (complete with Dippers).

Visited April 2012
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