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This town located at the northern fringes of Dartmoor is of Saxon origin. The Normans later expanded Okehampton, turning it into a major centre. The small town became a prosperous medieval market town in the age when wool production was dominant.

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  • Ruines du château d'Okehampton

    Castle Lodge GB - Okehampton EX20 1JA

    The ruins of the castle (Castle Lane), which was originally a fortified Norman feudal mound, were rebuilt in the 13C. The guardroom, a barbican, interior and exterior farmyards, a keep and a tower containing a staircase were added.

  • Castle

    GB - Lydford EX20 4BH

    The castle shows the military importance of Lydford which, from 7-13C, was a Saxon outpost; the keep, which today stands ruined, was built in 1195 to hold prisoners.

  • St Petroc's Church

    GB - Lydford EX20

    St Petroc's, founded in the 6C, was rebuilt and enlarged in the Norman style in the 13C; the southern side and the tower were added in the 15C, and further changes were made in the 19C.

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  • Dartmoor Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    Moorside GB - EX20 4AY Lydford

    Rustic pub with a shabby-chic style. Low ceilings add a cosy feel, while artwork provides a modern touch. Classic dishes are satisfying and full of flavour and there is an emphasis on local produce; Devon Ruby Red beef and dishes from the charcoal gr..

  • Lewtrenchard Manor Comfortable restaurant 

    GB - EX20 4PN Lewdown

    Intimate wood-panelled dining room in a Jacobean manor house. Cooking is contrastingly modern yet refreshingly unadorned; flavoursome garden produce features. For a more unique experience book 'Purple Carrot' (the chef's table).

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