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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Steep in places so wear good shoes
Little shop , one loo, over the counter coffee