Okehampton Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Okehampton Castle

  • Okehampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all pay-for-entry English Heritage sites will be closed to the public from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May. Some sites may re-open early. Free-to-enter sites will remain open to visitors. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in an outstandingly picturesque 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 the 14th century by Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon ,much of whose work survives. After the last Courtenay owner fell foul of Henry VIII in 1538, it declined into an allegedly haunted ruin.

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.

Ask a member of staff about guided activity sheets for families and schools, plus a free audio tour for families tells the history of the castle using lively voices of historical characters.

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Opening hours

25 March through 30 June

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

1 July through 31 August

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

1 September through 31 October

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Closed rest of the year.

Pricing

Adult: £5.00

Child (5 to 15 years): £3.00

Concession: £4.50

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Castle Lodge, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1JA, England

Phone number

01837 52844

Map

Website

Click here to visit Okehampton Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

A unisex and disabled toilet, including baby changing facilities is available.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Okehampton Castle has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Separate unisex and disabled toilets, including baby changing facilities. Play Areas, Adventure Playground There is lots of room to run and play in our large open areas. Ball games are permitted in the fields. Pushchairs Allowed. Pushchairs are welcome.

Okehampton Castle has not told us about their dining options.

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. Or take a picnic to enjoy in the ground; well behaved dogs also welcome in the grounds.

Yes, Okehampton Castle is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Okehampton Castle has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Okehampton Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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