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See & Do

Despite being a small town in Devon, there is plenty for visitors to do when visiting. Whether you want to explore local history, enjoy the spectacular countryside, shop, drink or dine, there‚Äôs plenty of options on offer. 

Okehampton Castle

The remains of Okehampton Castle offers visitors a stunning attraction to visit. Set on a wooded spur above the roaring River Okement, the castle was the biggest in the county when at its peak. Originally a motte and bailey castle with a stone keep, it was converted into a spectacular residence Hugh Courtenay, the Earl of Devon in the 14th century. 

Although now all that is left are ruins of this once magnificent castle, they are well worth a visit and as well as the spectacular ruins themselves there is a delightful riverside picnic area as well as a number of beautiful woodland walks to enjoy. 

Old Town Park Nature Reserve

Next to Okehampton on the southbank of the West Okement River is the Old Town Park Nature Reserve which has been designated a Local Nature Reserve and is open to the public all year round. Here visitors can enjoy a range of woodland, meadowland and grassland. 

Okehampton Railway

Train lovers will love a visit to Okehampton Railway Station. Here, a heritage train service runs throughout the summer and on occasional weekends out of season. The heritage services use a variety of rolling stock, including a Class 205 "Thumper" unit restored to its original livery and number. Steam trains are also used on occasion. 

Shops In Okehampton

Those looking to enjoy some retail therapy in Okehampton will not be disappointed and the town centre has plenty of shops on offer to suit all tastes. The town is noted for its excellent selection of independent shops, some of which are in its splendid Victorian arcade.