Tourist Information in Dartmoor and South West Devon
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Okehampton Town Information




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A market town in Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton lies above the rambling River Okement and is dominated by the great summits of High Willhays and Yes Tor. Okehampton Castle – the largest medieval castle in Devon - was ravaged by Henry VIII but its keep and gatehouse have survived.

Okehampton Castle - Photo © John Spivey
Okehampton Castle - Photo: John Spivey CCL

White Lady Waterfall - Photo © John Spivey
White Lady Waterfall - Photo: John Spivey CCL
The Church St James has a 15th century tower while the remains of a prehistoric hill fort are nearby. The surrounding moors have evidence aplenty of long-dead industries, ranging from tin and copper mines to peat works and quarries, as well as the natural wonders of White Lady Waterfall and the Lydford Gorge. The Museum of Dartmoor Life offers remarkable insights into the region’s history and culture.