Thankyou for visiting the Okehampton website. To find out more about the Okehampton area, places to stay and things to do and see during your visit, upgrade your browser and be able to see the Okehampton site in its full "frames" glory!!!!!!!!
Okehampton has been greeting visitors for over 2000 years. Some were invaders rather than visitors! The area was initially settled in the bronze age, extensive evidence of which can still be found on the slopes of surrounding moorland.
Saxon rule came in the 7th century; the name 'Ocmundtune', meaning settlement by the Ockement, is first recorded in AD 980 as a place where slaves were freed at a cross-roads so they could choose their own destiny. The Saxon settlement was probably built up around the parish church, which still stands over half a mile from the modern town.
From 16th century coaching house hotel and renowned farmhouse accommodation to prestigious and traditional bed and breakfast that offer value for money, Okehampton has the stay you require. After a good night's sleep, enjoy a breakfast that gives you energy for the coming day.
Visit Okehampton Castle that dates back to Norman times and enjoy both the history and outstanding views that the castle affords. For the more adventurous, try a walk on Dartmoor, guided walks are available and help you appreciate the Moor. Okehampton is situated centrally in Devon making it a perfect base to explore both north and south coasts while less than an hours drive to the Eden Project. At Okehampton Station take a steam train ride to Meldon and walk across the viaduct enjoying stunning views of the moor. Start to enjoy this part of Devon - you will want to return - again and again!
in the foothills of northern Dartmoor, Okehampton
offers a wide selection of shops, from the three supermarkets, including the
prestigious Waitrose to the small independent, individual shops that offer personal,
friendly service. Enjoy browsing the shops in the original Victorian Arcade
and Red Lion Yard.