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Okehampton Castle

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A great place to stop and take in the past. Get a electronic tour guide very well done takes you... read more

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Great Little Castle

We had thought that we couldn’t t get into our accommodation until later in the day, so had a bit... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
South West England
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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
+44 1837 52844
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All reviews audio tour english heritage picnic area information boards woodland walk guide book narrow road worth a visit across the river about half an hour on duty great setting well worth the effort nice grounds entry price its heyday interesting area
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to stop and take in the past. Get a electronic tour guide very well done takes you right back to the time it was. Loved it doesn't look to much but the guide makes you see it all.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank woebetide
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We had thought that we couldn’t t get into our accommodation until later in the day, so had a bit of time to kill. As we have Cadw membership we thought we would use the reciprocal arrangement they have with English Heritage and visit the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Castle Ruin. Great for photographs. A good walk. Reasonably priced. Grounds kept well. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Serena L
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I lovely look into history. While we were there on rather a rainy day, we do intend to return to walk through the woodlands

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Despite being a ruin, there is enough standing to be very informative. We would recommend taking the commentary and wandering around slowly soaking up the atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Whitey30
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Okehampton Castle is a strange castle by English Heritage standards being a ruin with enough remains to give you a strong impression of its history. Great audio guide makes this place understandable. Out of the way and hard to understand now why its position ever...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gulfstream229
Reviewed October 7, 2018

our first visit to lovely old castle, well maintained by EH along with the woodland and river walks, worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 58fred112
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place. Beautiful ruins in lovely setting. Audio guide (free!) brings it to life. Very helpful EH staff as usual. Thoroughly enjoyed exploring

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve D
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We chose this castle as it was on the way. We arrived at opening time and took the opportunity to listen to the audio as part of entry. It was well worth it, very entertaining and enlightening. Looked at the big book of castles too,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Butterfly F
Reviewed September 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ilderv0
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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 .