Dog Friendly Day Out in South West England

Castle Lodge
EX20 1JA

Telephone: 01837 52844
Telephone: 0870 3331181
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DogPeople Says : Okehampton Castle

Hamish visited in September 2006 on a glorious day. The custodian was very friendly and helpful and explained the relationship with the ruined castle and a French prisoner of war. The ruins, information boards and audio tour were interesting. The spot, as is often the case with castles, was impressive with good views, especially from the top of the motte. After exploring the castle we had a picnic using one of the picnic tables on the meadow below the castle (the castle shop’s toilet was welcome too). After that we enjoyed the woodland walk, returning beside the river where we saw a Heron.


Hamish in the bailey Hamish seen from the mott

Key Info:
Located 1 mile South West of Okehampton town centre (OS Map 191; ref SX 584942). Audio tour with hearing loop included in admission price.

Okenhampton Castle remains one of the largest castle in Devon, it sits above the rushing River Okement. The ideal site for dogs who need lots of space to enjoy their walks.

Opening Times:
Check the English Heritage website for details.

Dog Restrictions:
Dogs on leads are welcome at Okenhampton Castle. Please note that restrictions may apply to certain areas of the site.

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