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Finch Foundry

Sticklepath | Near Okehampton, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NW, England
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Really interesting

As National Trust members we called in on our holiday in Devon, and what an interesting find...the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adclare
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Beccles
Heritage.....

...enjoyed this place (and the village pub and more) mainly thanks to Dennis our guide - what huge... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Neil D
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“national trust” (24 reviews)
“car park” (22 reviews)
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Sticklepath | Near Okehampton, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NW, England
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"well worth a visit"
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"car park"
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"little gem"
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"tea room"
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"interesting talk"
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"nt property"
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"castle drogo"
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"riverside walk"
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"nt members"
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"local area"
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"interesting place"
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"small museum"
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"couple of hours"
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"every hour"
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"scones"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As National Trust members we called in on our holiday in Devon, and what an interesting find...the foundry is interesting to look around and we particularly enjoyed the demonstration of the foundry equipment by a volunteer, who was clearly passionate about the history of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...enjoyed this place (and the village pub and more) mainly thanks to Dennis our guide - what huge knowledge he has of the foundry and more. Nice cup of tea in the gardens. Fascinating and Recommend

Thank Neil D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to loads of big National Trust properties, but this was better. Great to see the machinery working. Without the National Trust this place would have been lost for ever. The village is really nice too. The pub just opposite does vey good food...More

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

A truly fascinating place to visit. Brings a piece of history to life. Ian, the volunteer guide, was great. A great place to visit as well if you have overgrown toenails to be clipped ....you will understand this during your visit !

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We went to the foundary on a wet and miserable Sunday afternoon to discover an absolute gem. Bob gave us a fantastic and knowledgeable demo in the foundary itself and to see three large waterwheels and a large leat all still in use was amazing....More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

A very interesting piece of history. Unfortunately for us we visited during a period of heavy rains which makes the waterwheel more difficult to manage and therefore the equipment slower. The man who did the demonstration knew his stuff but really just needed to get...More

Thank Veronica013
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

The foundry is more of a forge really, but you could just imagine that the Finch family had recently moved out and just left everything as it was. On the day we visited, the site had been closed for two days due to the weather...More

Thank lizzy47807
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Despite living nearby a long time, we are now NT members and are making the most of it. Finch Foundry is not somewhere I'd been before but my wife is a local teacher and frequently takes her classes here so it was lovely that she...More

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

A working piece of history! I felt ever so honoured to see Finch Foundry in action. Andy the blacksmith was wonderful in not only demonstrating this almost forgotten art, but also in explaining his passion for what he does. Magnificent!

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Very interesting demonstration ,very nice walks ,great coffee and very helpful staff .a place to just sit and enjoy the garden .

Thank Richard C
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loxley108
July 17, 2017|
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Response from kevinackford_62 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know they do, they have them at set times during the day and will give you the times when you arrive.
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Greenle
September 5, 2015|
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Response from Garry Andre A | Reviewed this property |
We only had a cup of tea , but beware , Do Not try the pub over the road , it was disgusting and dirty
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June 10, 2015|
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Response from LichenMoss | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome in all areas except for the tea room. If the weather is good you can sit outside with your dog in the garden adjacent to the outdoor tea room. I don't know if there is anywhere to tie your dog whilst you... More
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