Okehampton is located in Devon near the northern edge of Dartmoor. The Dartmoor National Park border is just south of town. The town makes the ideal base for those who wish to explore the National Park. Other sights to enjoy while in Okehampton include Okehampton Castle and the 15th century church. Visitors to the area will find there is plenty to see and enjoy as well as make their stay comfortable. Okehampton can be easily reached from other areas and offers plenty of restaurants and shops. There are also plenty of accommodations in Okehampton and the surrounding area.
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Okehampton is an English town that has civil parish status and is located in the area of Devon. The town is located on the northern point of Dartmoor along side the River Okement. The town is bordered by Dartmoor National Park on the southern side.
The town of Okehampton is like most other towns within the western country as it grew on the wool trade during the medieval times. The town has some notable buildings that include St James Chapel that was built during the fifteenth century and also Okehampton Castle that was also built during the fifteenth century.
There is a roman fort site close to the town. The town has a wealth of historic culture and there is a museum within the town that shows Dartmoor life. There were two members elected from Okehampton that represented the town within the House of Commons that were unreformed. The Reform act that was passed in 1832 abolished the reputation that the town had as a rotten borough.
There is a substantial army camp that is used for training and is based on Dartmoor and it can be reached via Okehampton. The army camp is often referred to as Okehampton Camp. The army camp is managed by the estate for defence training and it is used by a vast range of military units however it is actually mainly used by the Commando training centre for the royal Marines and the many different cadet training units within the are of Lympstone and Devon.
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