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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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Type: Castles
Description: Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Despite the fact that the building is clothed in Scaffolding and plastic sheeting as major waterproofing work is undertaken, the visit allowed us to see under the skin and the fine architecture. The day was sumner for late September and the car park was almost full which is a fantastic feat to draw a healthily number of visitors to what... More

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Norfolk
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Visited on a gloriously sunny, clear day so really enjoyed the views as the castle is in the most spectacular position. We did a short walk from the car park. Walks can easily be downloaded from the NT website in advance and there are also coloured walks which are signposted from the car park. Even the shortest walk affords great... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

due to renovations, loads unavailable,but staff immensly informative + relaxed, good works info, linking need with history,=. tower view really quite interesting. the gardens remain, as ever, amazing, killer views all round (shame upper circuit closed due to works - my fave!) will revisit with interest!

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

Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you had a great day with us. We hope that you visit us again next year when we move into our final phase. More

Chippenham, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The weather was a bit drizzly but staff took our oldies from the car park to the castle by buggy, which was most helpful. Although most of the usual exhibits were not available due to the massive repairs and restorations which were in full vigour, there was still lots to see and do, unsurprisingly to do with the restoration. We... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We knew that work was being done and that was the main reason for our repeat visit. We went up the tower and the view was fantastic. The guide was interesting and informative. They have made a real effort to show off the work and to illustrate the history of the house. We particularly liked the 'letters' for the children.... More

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portland uk
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We visited Castle Drogo today whilst having a few days in Devon. We can totally support every word written by JudeWard from Yorkshire as we can't add another word about this castle. My wife enjoyed the scaffold visit to view the roof under refurbishment. National Trust guides inside the castle were very informative and answered questions fully with a smile.... More

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south coast
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The whole building is covered in scaffolding and plastic sheeting whilst restoration work is carried out. Although we were aware of this from the website we had not appreciated that the inside had all the rooms packed into boxes! Videos in each room were the only way of seeing how things should look. Trips up the scaffolding are available for... More

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

Thank you for your review. Due to the nature of the building work our precious collection has had to be protected and stored appropriately. We are now focusing on telling different stories that of the Drewe family, the Drogo builders and Lutyens. I very much hope that you do visit us again in the next few years as the project... More

dorset
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We did not know the castle was being renovated but I found all this fascinating, the tour up the scaffolding was brill,will be going back when finished as like to see as should be. Staff were very helpful.

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North Yorkshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Well signed along narrow Devon lanes the Castle was seen as a huge white cube from the distance and at first we thought "what an eyesore" - then realised that this was in fact the castle with three quarters covered in protective material and scaffolding. Firstly this castle is not medieval but a home built to resemble a castle by... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. It sounds like you had a great day with us. I very much hope that you come back next year when everything inside the castle will be different. More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited Castle Drogo as part of the free heritage days, so luckily got to look around for free. It will be an amazing place to visit when the restoration work is completed. We spent 1 hour looking around and felt that we had seen everything. We could have spent longer in the woodland walk if the kids were not... More

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