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Okehampton

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Okehampton is a town that can be found in the West of county Devon in England on the northern edge of Dartmoor, with the Dartmoor National Park just outside of the town’s borders. Buildings of Note in the town include the 15th century chapel of St. James and Okehampton Castle.

There is also a Roman fort close to the Town. In order to learn more about the town’s fascinating history, the town is also home to the Museum of Dartmoor Life, which features a number of artefacts found in the town and surrounding areas, as well as documents detailing historical events.

 

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The town has excellent transport links that include a railway service and other forms of public transport. The town’s location at the edge of the moor puts it in the perfect location by the A30 trunk road, which bypasses the town. There are also a number of places to stay in the town, including campsites nearby and holiday cottages.

Okehampton Castle
This is Devons largest castle, however all that remains are the Norman motte and ruins. Built in the 14th century, you can follow the history here, by the series of exhibits on site. (01837 528 444)

Lydford Castle
Located on the edge of Dartmoor is this castle, with its 13th century tower, and great views of the countryside.

Lydford Gorge
The 30 metres waterfall here, crashes into southwest Englands deepest gorge. It is a lovely place to walk around and spot local birdlife and animals.

Museum Of Dartmoor Life
This museum traces the tough history of rural life here in the early 20th century.
Located in West Street. (01837 52295)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

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