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Okehampton Castle

Castle Lane, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1JA, England
+44 1837 52844
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Another lovely English heritage castle

The top of the castle is up a steep set of steps which aren’t good for anyone slightly unsteady on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emily1J
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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OVP #4 - Largest Castle in Devon

Entry costs 5.80 but free with membership which included our Overseas Visitor pass. Great to have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Albywon
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in a stunning setting on a wooded spur above the rushing River Okement. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest as a motte and bailey castle with a stone keep, it was converted into a sumptuous residence in the 14th century by Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon, much of whose work survives. After the last Courtenay owner fell foul of Henry VIII in 1538, it declined into an allegedly haunted ruin.
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“picnic area” (8 reviews)
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Castle Lane, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1JA, England
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"woodland walk"
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"narrow road"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The top of the castle is up a steep set of steps which aren’t good for anyone slightly unsteady on their feet. For those who can make the steps, it’s well worth it as the view was gorgeous. The audio tour was informative and there...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Entry costs 5.80 but free with membership which included our Overseas Visitor pass. Great to have an audio tour included with this visit - excellent detail on the descriptions and no charge for the guide. Site is well run and the self guided tour was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bluebell Sunday occurs every year. It is free on this day to visit the castle and walk around the castle grounds to look at the bluebells in flower. Looks beautiful. Well worth a day out

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a look around and had a lovely time just looking round. We didn't use the audio handsets but next time would to get more information about the history of the building. We just enjoyed walking round and reading the notices. We bought...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle complex is larger and more, well, complex than the iconic photos and paintings by Turner would suggest. There's a lot to explore here, and the site can give you a good sense of the organization of the "great houses" of this period. An...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

As English Heritage members we stopped here on our holiday in Revom, and would recommend a visit. The castle is interesting to look round, even on a damp day, and the free audio guide really adds to the experience. The staff were welcoming and helpful...More

1  Thank Adclare
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Took a trip up to the castle and the views from the top are great. The castle is in ruins but there is plenty of history to learn about.

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Disappointingly the castle is closed for several months during the winter which seems a shame when it could be open for the few visitors that are in the area e.g.. at weekends. Having walked here from Okehampton centre it was disappointing that I could only...More

1  Thank ms21cg
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

The castle is managed by English Heritage. It is at the end of a narrow road leading from Oakhampton and free parking is available about 100 metres from the entrance. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The castle is in ruins and sits on...More

1  Thank Pete F
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

After driving through a gloriously beautiful village, eventually one comes to Okehampton Castle. This beautiful relic on top of the hill is a must-do if you are in the area!

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Trish V
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Response from lorraineforem45 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on if you have children with you or not to fit......... but a wonderful Town/Village and fine places to eat and meander around .
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