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Address: off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
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+44 1647 433306
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:30
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Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing...

Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.

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Renovation in progress

Decided to visit the castle recently and was surprised to see so much scaffolding covering the building. later learned there is a mammoth renovation taking place covering many... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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torquay devon
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torquay devon
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86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decided to visit the castle recently and was surprised to see so much scaffolding covering the building. later learned there is a mammoth renovation taking place covering many years.However bearing this in mind it was wonderful to see the work undertaken by the craftsmen so far.I trust the work will be completed as the workmen dwindle in numbers. The staff... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I would not recommend you pay to visit the castle. Even when the renovation is complete, it is still only a millionaire's mansion shaped like a castle. If we were told before we had paid that it only started to be constructed in 1922, there is no way we would have gone in. It's just the same as you visiting... More 

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Maine
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79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were disappointed to learn that the castle was closed on the rainy November day when we arrived. But the staff -- especially a man named Keith -- was so friendly and helpful that we still had a positive experience. He really went out of his way to help us and make us appreciate the National Trust. The view is... More 

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

In need of a walk and stunning views after escaping the city and castle drogo has them in buckets we did part of the gorge walk , but have vowed to return when we have more time , once you have negotiated the single track road there is ample Parking and the usual good standard facilities you expect from the... More 

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northants
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106 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Amazing building with fantastic views over Devon. Serious renovation means two-thirds at least of building is still in rebuild phase. Only a few rooms are on show with very little furniture. Can't see it being finished for three years or so. Gardens are lovely, lots of rhodies so should be especially good in the spring.

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savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're now on the last third of the building restoration so next year you'll be able to see much more of the exterior of the castle. In March 2017 the inside of the castle will completely redisplayed, so I do hope that you come back and visit soon. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Disappointing visit. The actual Castle grounds are not very dog friendly, so we went on the longer walk down to Fingle Bridge. We discussed our plans with the person on the reception desk, who gave us a map/route. At no point in this discussion did she explain that some of the walk was treacherous. We discovered too late,that there were... More 

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Thank 19671998
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Cafe. Lots of space with warm friendly staff. Cafe a little pricey and limited choice. Good info for dietary intolerances.

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1 Thank MMind4
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

What makes this an interesting destination is the gigantic renovation project (make sure you take the Project Tour) to fix design errors and construction follies. The egotistical owner, Julius Drewe who made his fortune in the tea market, insisted on construction materials that, in the end, were no match for Mother Nature. Place started leaking within a year of completion... More 

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Thank RICHARD B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Really great place to visit even though it's still being renovated.Very interesting areas of the castle during the ages and during renovation.

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Thank Supercarper
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Whilst it is not the most beautiful building and a lot of it is covered in scaffolding at the moment, the project that is being undertaken there to stop water coming in through the roof is on an incredible scale! I hope the National Trust knew what they were taking on when the property was bequeathed to them by the... More 

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