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Okehampton Castle

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Quite a surprise was the audio tour, on arrival we were handed sets so we could listen to the... read more

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ilderv0
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Essex, United Kingdom
Well worth the effort

Great audio tour included in the entry price which was a very reasonable £5.80. Steep steps to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
niccirule
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Castle Lane, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1JA, England
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All reviewsaudio guideenglish heritagepicnic areawoodland walkinformation boardsnarrow roadworth a visitacross the riverabout half an hourentry pricesteep dropon dutygreat settingwell worth the effortits heydayvery helpful stafffun exploring
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Reviewed today

Quite a surprise was the audio tour, on arrival we were handed sets so we could listen to the history as we wandered around the castle. This is not a castle for the fainthearted as it is fairly steep in places, but the location is...More

Thank ilderv0
Reviewed 5 days ago

Only reason I am giving this three stars is because we (my wife and I) saw the Castle from outside the grounds only (as we got there after closing time). It does look spectacular from the outside and looks like an interesting area. Prices where...More

Thank Pritesh M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great audio tour included in the entry price which was a very reasonable £5.80. Steep steps to reach the upper level are well worth the effort. The views are amazing but sturdy shoes are a must.

Thank niccirule
Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful ruin has a fascinating history. It is a great place to visit on a dry day. The paths can be steep and slippery so beware if yoiu think if visiting when it is wet. It is a great setting and there is a...More

Thank Rambling_Pete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had arrived in Okehampton on the Summer sunday train sevrice and walked from the station to the castle in about 20 minutes. The route down to and across the river is a pleasant walk. I found the audio guide to be very helpful to...More

Thank k r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an English Heritage site. I was very impressed with how much still remained of this Norman Castle and with the aid of the guide book you can imagine what it would have been like in its heyday! It is up a bit of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a cool spot. Stopped off here on our way down to st ives. Really cool little castle. Interesting listening to the audio. Surrounding area nice too with woodland walk. Have a look. Pretty cool

Thank Dockymomo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited whilst staying at a cottage in Shèepwash. Not as large as Tintagel but interesting especially with the audio tour. Very helpful lady in the shop. We are English Heritage members so again brilliant as there was no charge for us and our grandchildren....More

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expensive to visit unless you are members. Not a large property, more like an old gatehouse. Can't compare to somewhere like Corfe Casle.

Thank LoisHertfordshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The slight drizzle didnot deter Great English heritage site The audio tour absolutely makes it Kept my 15 and 20 yr old interested We also picnicked Really enjoyable Steep in places so wear good shoes Little shop , one loo, over the counter coffee Narrow...More

1  Thank Holidaygirl1964
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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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