Lt TAXIS in Okehampton, Devon
Our Okehampton Taxi Service
Our Okehampton Taxis and Private Hire Services, part of Lt Taxis, are available throughout Okehampton and the surrounding area. We are able to cover journeys to and from all of the neighbouring towns and villages, from Bridestowe to Hatherleigh, or Sticklepath to Highampton. In fact Lt TAXIS & Private Hire is a regional taxi firm covering the whole of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. So if we pick you up from Okehampton we can take you anywhere you wish! The length of your journey is immaterial, as long as the journey starts or finishes in one of the counties above, we can take you. Our Okehampton Taxis offer you a great service every time, that's good value for money, reliable and safe. To us customer satisfaction is key. You can see our customer charter by clicking on the link. We provide you with clean tidy vehicles, and all of our Okehampton Taxi drivers have been police checked, so if safety and value for money are major concerns for you, book with Okehampton Taxis every time!
The earliest written record of a settlement here is from 980 AD as "Ocmundtune", meaning settlement by the Ockment. An Ockment is a river which runs through the town.
Like many towns in the west of England, Okehampton's growth was mainly due to the wool trade. Ruins of the Okehampton Castle, which was established by the Norman Sheriff of Devon, can still be seen to this day. Presently, the castle is owned by English Heritage and is open to the public during the summer season. The town is also home to the Museum of Dartmoor Life, which has received notable visitors such as Prince Charles.
There is a large army training camp on Dartmoor which can be reached via Okehampton. This is used by a variety of military units, including the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM), Lympstone, Devon, and many cadet training units. Each year in early May the famous Ten Tors event is organised and run by the Army from Okehampton Camp.
Okehampton offers a wide variety of shops, from supermarkets to the small independent, individual shops that offer personal, friendly service. Browse the shops and relax over a coffee in original Victorian Arcade and Red Lion Yard.
Events in Okehampton
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Where is Okehampton?
Okehampton is well served by road, located on (but by-passed) by the A30 main trunk road through Devon and Cornwall. It lies approximately 15 miles (24 km) north east of the River Tamar which forms the Devon/Cornwall border. Some approximate straight line distances are:- Launceston is 17 miles (27 km) to the south west, and Land's End 89 miles (144 km) in the same direction. Plymouth (Smeaton's Tower) is 26 miles (42 km) to the south and Exeter lies 20 miles (33 km) to the east.
Where can our Okehampton taxis meet you?
Naturally Okehampton Taxis can collect you from your home or work address. But if you are in town and want somewhere to meet, then perhaps by the clock tower, where there are some seats, or any of the public houses, restaurants, or business in the town. If you are at college or the dentist just tell us where you are and we can collect you.