Places To Visit Near Appledore Park Okehampton
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30 Minutes From Appledore Park
Nr Okehampton. 19th Century forge powered by 3 waterwheels.
A fascinating reminder of Dartmoor’s industrial past.
The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in a stunning setting on a wooded spur above the rushing River Okement. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest as a motte and bailey castle with a stone keep, it was converted into a sumptuous residence in the 14th century by Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon, much of whose work survives. After the last Courtenay owner fell foul of Henry VIII in 1538, it declined into an allegedly haunted ruin.
Museum of Dartmoor Life
The Museum of Dartmoor Life tells the story of people on Dartmoor from prehistoric settlement to 20th century mining and hill farming. Extending over three floors, the fascinating collection and interactive displays bring to life “the people’s story” for visitors of all ages. Highlights include a reconstructed Bronze Age hut, Victorian kitchen, blacksmith’s shop and farming exhibits. Learn about traditional Dartmoor industries such as glassmaking, quarrying and rural crafts.
War Horse Valley Country Farm Park
Between Hatherleigh and Iddesleigh.
Open weekends from 2pm until 6pm from Easter to end of September.
Beautiful Woodland Walk 1.5miles long (shorter routes for the less enthusiastic) Visit the famous White Lady Waterfall – 90ft high.
Numerous Whirlpools and the famous Devils Cauldron where the sound of cascading water is unbelievable. Visit the remains of Lydford Castle or the smallest church on the hill at nearby Brentor and admire magnificent views over Dartmoor’s spectacular tors.
Drewsteignton. An early 20th Century granite castle built 900ft high above the Teign Valley. Spectacular views and lovely walks.
Beautiful gardens set in 32 acres of North Devon Countryside. Rosemoor has a garden centre and Garden Kitchen Restaurant and the Wistiria Tea Rooms.
More Places 30 Mins From Appledore Park
Within 1 Hour Of Appledore Park
Noted to be one of the top five in England. A medieval house with no electicity and adorned with oak furniture and tapestries. Medieval pond and dovecote. Beautiful gardens, Quay and Mill.
Home of Sir Frances Drake. Medieval monastry hosts a collection from
his life, the story of the Armada and the famous Drake’s Drum. Visit the Great Hall, newly created Elizabethan garden and lovely walks.
Local nature reserve near Buckland Abbey on the river Tavy.
Historic Port and Copper Mine near Tavistock. Ideal for families.
The Garden House at Buckland Monachorum
Near Buckland Abbey. Featured on the Glorious Gardens program.
Unusual plants offering colour from Spring to Autumn. 6000 varieties. Cream teas available.
More Places 1 Hour From Appledore Park
Paperweight Centre, Yelverton, Near Tavistock
River Dart Country Park, Ashburton
Pennywell Farm Activity Park, Buckfastleigh
Crealy Great Adventure Park, Near Exeter
Tamar Trails Centre, Tavistock
Porfell Wildlife Park, Liskeard
The Tamar Valley Donkey Sanctuary, Gunnislake
Totnes Rare Breeds, Totnes
Otters and Butterflies, Buckfastleigh
South Devon Railway, Stations at Buckfastleigh and Totnes
Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh
Splashdown Water Park, Paignton
Paignton Zoo, Paignton
Kent Cavern and Caves, Torquay
House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey
Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park, Chudleigh
Powderham Castle, Exeter
Bicton Park and Gardens, Budleigh
Dartmouth Steam Railway, Stations at Paignton and Dartmouth
World of Country Life, Exmouth
Killerton House, Exeter
Over 1 Hour From Appledore Park But Well Worth A Visit
Near Plymouth. Grand Georgian house, the result of centuries of sophistication and extravagance, with opulent Robert Adam interiors.
The Eden Project, St Austell
The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world. Our visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our Great Gardens, summer concerts and an exciting year-round family events programme.
Watermouth Castle & Family Theme Park, Near Ilfracombe
Woodlands Family Theme Park, Dartmouth
National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth