Tel: 01837 52844
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult; Gift Aid||£5.30 per person per day|
|Adult; Non-Gift Aid||£4.80 per person per day|
|Family; Gift Aid||£13.80 per person per day|
|Family; Non-Gift Aid||£12.50 per person per day|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book, this castle, which was once the sumptuous home of the Earl of Devon, is now an atmospheric ruin. Take in breath-taking views of Dartmoor and stretch your legs along woodland and riverside walks. Conveniently located close to the A30.
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The free car park is located roughly 100 yards from the castle, along a country lane with no pavement.Coach and minibus parking is available in the town centre, as access to the site car park is narrow and spaces are limited. The nearest off-site parking is in the town centre (Simmonds Park or Mill Road).
Food and Drink
There is a vending machine selling hot drinks including coffee, tea and hot chocolate. A small shop also sells snacks including crisps, cold drinks, confectionery and ice cream.
The castle is located in a beautiful wooded valley and makes an ideal spot for a picnic. Benches are available and there is also plenty of grass on which to lay out a blanket.
There is a shop located within the entrance kiosk which sells a selection of English Heritage gifts and themed souvenirs, including weapon toys, dressing up items for children, jams, books, picnic rugs and pocket-money style souvenirs.
A unisex and disabled toilet, including baby changing facilities is available.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Okehampton Castle is set within extensive grounds that encompass three fields, woodland and a river. There is a woodland walk with a self-guided walk leaflet available, as well as much interesting wildlife to spot (including birds of prey, hedgehogs, butterflies, lizards, grass snakes, foxes and deer). The fields also offer a wonderful collection of wild flowers and grasses, which are best enjoyed from May to July.
A free audio tour is available upon request.
There is lots of room to run and play in our large open areas. Ball games are permitted in the fields. Pushchairs are welcome, although the site is steep and visitors may have difficulty getting them up the steps to the keep at the top.
Map & Directions
Located 1⁄2 mile south-west of Okehampton town centre (signposted). Turn into Castle Road by Post Office.
|Open (1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)|