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Finch Foundry

Sticklepath | Near Okehampton, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NW, England
+44 1837 840046
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Interesting place, part of everyday history brought back to life

Not the easiest access for anyone with physical disabilities. Very friendly staff/volunteers. Extra... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie P
Fascinating watermill

A glimpse into the past showing the way things once were. Although only small the site was full of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wendy S
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Sticklepath | Near Okehampton, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NW, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the easiest access for anyone with physical disabilities. Very friendly staff/volunteers. Extra thanks to Dennis you gave very interesting talk and demonstrations. Never thought about how all the old hand tools were made, this was well explained. Cafe was small but refreshments were excellent...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A glimpse into the past showing the way things once were. Although only small the site was full of interest and a wonderful place for a short break. Pleasant tea room on site and walks by river.

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started with the Easter Egg hunt (we did very well from the 'free egg hunt offer' for new National Trust members with our renewal). This took us to most of the parts of the foundry - but finished up with the demonstrations in the...More

Thank MomandBusiness
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited on Easter Monday, and were very lucky to be shown around by Dennis a volunteer. He gave us all the insight into the history of the place and the workings of the machinery. He was so knowledgable! It took us approx 2 hours...More

Thank aqualady932
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Almost by chance coming across this gem of Victorian industry. The entrance to the foundry is very tight if you have a large/wide car or 4x4 and you may have to go for the exit or street park. The foundry is working during certain periods...More

Thank Morton J
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Set in a picturesque spot beside the river in Sticklepath this small working foundry is filled with the tools and machinery of the day and is steeped in fascinating history. The knowledgeable guide takes you through a working day at the forge and the lives...More

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 21 March 2017

En route from Castle Drogo to Lydford Gorge we happened upon this place just before midday. The pub opposite was fully booked so we ended up eating here too. We had a look round the carpenter's, blacksmith's and machinery workshops and then the garden and...More

Thank kittyginger
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Have visited lots of National Trust properties, but this is certainly different and in my opinion the best of them all. Does not look very big from the outside, but when you go under the archway, it is wonderful. There is a very pretty garden...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The experience starts when you drive between the two houses to get to the carpark. The whole place is just wonderful, with water flowing above your head, and open fires with men hitting white hot metal. It is a brillant way to introduce children to...More

Thank Valerie342
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Nice place to visit for a few hours. A National Trust building set in a lovely village. The talk given by staff is worth listerning to. We got to see the forge as it would have been like in the past. Watched the water wheels...More

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Greenle
Can you recommend the tea room for lunch?
5 September 2015|
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Response from Garry Andre A | Reviewed this property |
We only had a cup of tea , but beware , Do Not try the pub over the road , it was disgusting and dirty
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332ay
Can you bring well behaved dogs ?
10 June 2015|
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Response from LichenMoss | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome in all areas except for the tea room. If the weather is good you can sit outside with your dog in the garden adjacent to the outdoor tea room. I don't know if there is anywhere to tie your dog whilst you... More
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