Dog Friendly Day Out in South West England

Lydford Castle and Saxon Town

A dog friendly day out in Okehampton, Devon.

Lydford
Okehampton
Devon

Telephone: 0870 3331181
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/day
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Key Info:
In Lydford off A386, 8 miles South of Okehampton (OS Map 191; Castle ref SX 510848, Fort ref SX 509847).

Description:
Beautifully sited on the fringe of Dartmoor, Lydford boasts three defensive features. Near the centre is a 13th-century tower keep on a mound, later a prison notorious for harsh punishments - 'the most annoyous, contagious and detestable place within this realm.' To the south is an earlier Norman earthwork castle: to the north, Saxon town defences.

Opening Times:
All year at any reasonable time.

Dog Restrictions:
Dogs on leads are welcome - contact site for any restrictions. Assistance dogs are welcome everywhere.

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