Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

OKEHAMPTON CASTLE


OKEHAMPTON CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

The Norman 11th century rectangular keep of the original castle still stands on its motte. The rear of the keep is early 14th century, as are most of the visible remains of walls and buildings added when the castle was extended. King Henry V111 ordered the castle to be destroyed in 1538 after the owner plotted against him. Parts of the castle were in use in the 17th century, but it fell into total ruin by the 18th century.

English Heritage, open all year.


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Half a mile south of the old A30 at Okehampton
Castle Lane, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1JA

 



VIEW LARGER MAP IN NEW WINDOW

 
© Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales