Things to see and do - Okehampton
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Okehampton Travel guide
Okehampton : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Okehampton : Things to see and do
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.
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, 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.
Sourton GB - Okehampton EX20 4HH
Well linked to the M5, this 15th-century manor house stands in 4 acres of gardens, with glorious countryside views and a rich history. Collaven Manor is in the North West of Dartmoor. Built of granite and covered in creeper plant, the manor has a tr..
South Zeal GB - South Zeal EX20 2JT
Built around the famous South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone, this 12th-century manor house is set in its own monastery gardens in a pretty Devonshire village. A granite Tudor porch leads to a 536-year-old bar with a roaring log fire, and there is free W..
Lydford GB - Lydford EX20 4AU
The 4-star Lydford Country House is set amongst 8 acres of grounds within Dartmoor National Park. Lydford Gorge is a 15-minute walk away. The spacious bedrooms at Lydford House have tea/coffee facilities and most have free Wi-Fi access. All rooms ha..
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..
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).