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Castle Drogo

off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
+44 1647 433306
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Free electricity on tap

We were fortunate enough to be invited to the opening of the renovated turbine house. What a superb... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richardt1008
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Walkhampton, United Kingdom
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Its in a tent.

Although the Castle is undergoing extensive refurbishment it well worth the visit. About 1 third... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
dandgWorcester
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Worcester
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Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“worth a visit” (42 reviews)
“visitor centre” (25 reviews)
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off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be invited to the opening of the renovated turbine house. What a superb project, using the river to provide a large part of the site's electricity, powering the visitor centre. The visitor centre staff were really pleasant and helpful, we...More

Thank Richardt1008
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although the Castle is undergoing extensive refurbishment it well worth the visit. About 1 third has been refurbished and is open to visitors. The remainder us under scaffold and plastic but can be viewed from the 15 metre viewing platform access by stairs not for...More

Thank dandgWorcester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At last a national trust property where we were able to walk with our dog near enough the house that we could take turns to go in and take in the history, the fact that it is under restoration made it even more interesting. Gorgeous...More

Thank Debbie V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle Drogo is being refurbished but it is still an enjoyable day out. You can go up a viewing tower for a an interesting talk and a view of the refurb and also Dartmoor. All in all well worth a visit and we will go...More

Thank maxistaxi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle is covered in Scaffold as its letting in water so the building is mostly empty however it was interesting even though there was not much in it (items taken out re the water coming into it. We will return to look at this...More

Thank Gillian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful to see what the NT are achieving. When it fully reopens in April/June '18, it will be a superb visit. Lots to see in the castle even now. Well worth the effort.

Thank charlesvwbs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked from Fingle's Bridge all around the grounds of the castle. As it is a National Trust property the pathways are good and straightforward. Unusually for a National Trust place it is great for dogs they were off lead the whole time. The castle...More

Thank Lottiegen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing the castle reviewed on Restoration, i have been keen to see the building and the huge recovery program for the roof. We had the opportunity to climb up to view the work on the roof, amazing to see what is being done for...More

Thank Jdmd2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is, despite it's name, not a castle. It in an early 20th Century construction that was designed to appear as if it had a long an ancient history. A way of making the tea magnate appear that he had roots in the fabric of...More

1  Thank spacetraveller1001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving back North from Cornwall we decided to break our journey at Castle Drogo, being big fans of the NT we thought we knew what to expect. Our first mistake was flowing the tourist sign "alternative route". In a normal car these were virtually un...More

1  Thank Kelvyn J
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sampson478
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
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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
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ShelleyRob2014
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!
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