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Castle Drogo

off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
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A detour for a Lutyens fan

We decided to take a detour off the A30 to visit Castle Drogo for the first time. After 15 minutes... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ben N
Paris, France
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Fascinating talk about the work being done on the roof

We took the first tour of day of the work on the roof by one of the guides. He was really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to take a detour off the A30 to visit Castle Drogo for the first time. After 15 minutes of typically winding single track Devonian roads, we arrived. There was adequate parking and a visitors entrance with a shop and restaurant. It was about...More

Thank Ben N
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the first tour of day of the work on the roof by one of the guides. He was really informative and talked us through the problems encountered with the flat roof since the castle was completed (and before) and the methods previous owners...More

Thank Garnett40
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited herw during a period of huge restoration. My view is that the house should be closed and only gardens open as there is so little to see and everything is upside down, covered in white sheets and packing boxes everywhere. The grounds are lovely...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

How brilliant are the NT, they are always finding ways for people to enjoy properties - even in this case whilst they are under renovation. Maybe for a one off visit this seems expensive - so join NT - even for £11 there is a...More

Thank Annette C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A modern day castle set in the hear of the country. For a fantastic visit with beautiful gardens, a fantastic castle including a detailed family history of the 5 children , the tower and the current restoration work. It was impressive what we saw including...More

Thank Stumpy12345
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today, my wife and I had a wonderful visit to Castle Drogo. We were aware that the castle was scaffolded and undergoing restoration work, so we went to visit the gardens and to walk from the Castle to Fingle Bridge and back. The castle gardens...More

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Castle Drogo which we love, however it is still being renovated and is completely covered in tarpaulin for the next couple of years. Inside the castle is very little to see. If you are a NT member it is fine but to pay...More

1  Thank holidaysforus504164
Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle Drogo is undergoing a major renovation mainly for roof repair. The building is almost fully scaffolded and work is going apace. The NT have made this part of the visit experience and have done a great job allowing visitors to see and have an...More

Thank Beatrice H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited whilst in the area as NT members,quite interesting inside with a good selection of rooms to look at.Outside is undergoing weather proofing but you can go up the scaffolding to get a birds eye view(by ticket) which was well worth it.Good shop and restaurant.

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a NT member, I visited this place a few days ago. The castle has an interesting history, the last castle built in the UK using new money from commerce. Anyway, forget the castle as it's a building site. The real pleasure here are the...More

Thank Jamie F
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13 May 2017|
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Response from savecastledrogo | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Around the garden and grounds are areas where dogs are allowed off the lead, on leads and not at all. Over the 800 acre estate dogs can be off the lead, around the garden, in the orchard and... More
Sue P
17 March 2016|
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Response from Mags L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sue yes it is perfectly possible to visit the restaurant tea room without paying to visit the castle . you can also walk the woods and valley near the castle car parks for free...lovely views and countryside . Hope this... More
16 November 2015|
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Response from VickyLondon_England | Reviewed this property |
The National Trust at Castle Drogo may be able to assist in answering your queries; I suggest that you email them for advice. Enjoy your visit!