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Okehampton

Okehampton is busy market town in West Devon. It is situated at the northern edge of Dartmoor.

There's a small selection of local shops and a covered shopping area in the Victorian Arcade. There are plenty of eateries in the town centre. 

Visit the fine town-hall which was originally built as a private house in 1685 and also the Georgian "White-Hart Inn" opposite the town-hall. 

Within walking distance of the Town Centre you'll find Okehampton Castle. Although now in ruins, the remaining walls and towers are still imposing and spectacular, as befitting a castle that was among the strongest in all Britain in Norman and subsequent times. An evening visit to see the Castle under floodlight is also very worth while. There is also an Iron Age hill-fort, south east of the town on a steep ridge. 


Okehampton Show
Thursday 11 August 2016

The Okehampton Show provides all day entertainment. Lots of attractions and local food stands. The vast amount of exhibits on display at the Okehampton Show include Vintage and Classic cars and motorcycles, commercial vehicles, steam engines and stationary engines, tractors, horticulture machines, and many other items of interest.


Okehampton Carnival
Saturday 15 October 2016

The carnival family fun day commences with a coffee morning in Okehampton Charter Hall from 9.30am to noon. Lots of brightly coloured costumes and superbly decorated carnival floats to enjoy as the main procession makes its way through the streets of Okehampton. Street trading and refreshment stalls throughout Okehampton.


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