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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, Cultural
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Owner description: Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Depends what your needs are as to wether you enjoy the visit or not. The castle,built in the early 1900s is currently half way through a 5 year restoration plan as the roof has leaked since day one .this means much of the building was covered by scaffolding and sheeting and a lot of the castle is blocked off to... More

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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. I am glad that you found the guided tour interesting but just to let you know that next March when our new interpretation is launched the house will be self-guided. I hope that you visit us next year. More

West Midlands UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As a NT member, obviously we didn't pay for this trip, but it was a waste of time. There is hardly anything to see apart from the worlds biggest jigsaw in numbered granite blocks. The tour guide was pretty dull and it's 40 minutes of my life I won't get back. But at least the National Trust will get around... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

So disappointed. Like walking through a building site. A long way to go for a let down. Will visit again when completed

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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you have even a slight head for heights go up the 'tower' to see the high level restoration work in progress. The quality (and quantity) of work being carried out is impressive. Work on the present part of the castle is due to finish before Christmas and the scaffolding will be relocated to the north end for further restoration... More

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Swindon, Wiltshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Under extensive renovation this feels a bit like visiting a building site but it is a great experience. Climb the tower to the top of the scaffolding and see Drogo from above - something you won't see again once the work is finished. The interior is much restricted as much is shut off with temporary partitioning but the displays manage... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went to Castle Drogo last week as we had not been for a few years. When we arrived, I felt disappointed to see that the castle had scaffolding all around it and extensive work was being done. DO NOT let that put you off going whilst the work is going on. You have the opportunity to go up the scaffolding... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Will be Brilliant when castle restorations are complete in 2018 but whilst going on it is so good as you can see what is happening and even go up the scaffolding with restrictions and instructions very well organised and the whole centre is New and Super Facilities all round

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We came across this by chance, looking for a lunch stop. Having had an excellent meal in the spotless cafe, we visited the Castle - the National Trust have really made use of the work to make it a very interesting experience - making the castle earn it's keep while under restoration. Every room had such keen guides, who obviously... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
41 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

The National trust have really made an interesting display and made the most of what must be a difficult time whilst major refurbishments are going ahead. I certainly will re visit once the work is completed.

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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This castle could be seen from a distance looking like a large industrial factory. It is currently undergoing a massive restoration and is clad in scaffolding and white plastic. We were dubious about our visit. However, the visit was fascinating in as much you actually see how an old building can be restored. The problems are massive but the solutions... More

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