Okehampton Castle

Access

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
A dog waste bin is located on the far side of the river (through the car park) and water is available from the stream on site. Visitors are asked to please pick up after their dogs.
Wheelchair Access
The majority of the site is wheelchair accessible (except for the keep, which can only be accessed by a steep staircase).
Entrance / Set Down
Disabled visitors can be set down next to the site entrance. No prior arrangement is necessary.
Disabled Parking
There are three disabled parking spaces located directly opposite the castle (20 feet from entrance).
OnSite Transport
No
Stairs
There are a number of steps leading up to the castle from the entrance, and a further set of steep steps leading up to the keep.
Lift Access
No
Seating And Restpoints
Benches are located near to the entrance, at the base of the keep steps, at the lower end of the barbican passage and in the great hall. There are also a number of picnic tables in the field.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
The main pathway surfaces include gravel, grass slopes, and historic flagstones which are uneven in places. Pathway to the keep includes a steep grassed slope.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
Sensory experiences include sound of birdsong, leaves on the trees rustling in the breeze, and the rustling of birds in the undergrowth. The smell of wildflowers in June and July is prominent, and April to June the jackdaws are busy building their nests.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
A dog waste bin is located on the far side of the river (through the car park) and water is available from the stream on site. Visitors are asked to please pick up after their dogs.
Handling Objects
No
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
No
Tactile Models
No
Areas Of Low Lighting
Although the majority of the site is unroofed, there is one small room which some visitors might find dark.
Colour Contrasts
The walk-in garderobe is roofed so there is a contrast as you enter, from the brightness outside to the dimly lit interior.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
A dog waste bin is located on the far side of the river (through the car park) and water is available from the stream on site. Visitors are asked to please pick up after their dogs.
Induction Loops
Induction loops are available in the admissions kiosk (portable to work with audio guides).
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
Sensory experiences include sound of birdsong, leaves on the trees rustling in the breeze, and the rustling of birds in the undergrowth. The smell of wildflowers in June and July is prominent, and April to June the jackdaws are busy building their nests.
Handling Objects
No
Basic Language Audio Tours
No
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Health And Safety
Deep Water
A river runs alongside the grounds and there is a stream on site. The water levels here are only deep when there is heavy rain.
Slip Hazard
There are some steps, which can become slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
There are a number of steep, unfenced slopes.
Steep Stairs
There are steep steps leading up to the keep.
Uneven Ground
There is uneven ground across the site.

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Okehampton Castle

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Castle Lodge, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1JA
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