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Address: off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
Phone Number: +44 1647 433306
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Description: 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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Restoration ongoing....

Visited on a glorious sunny day which made the lovely gardens all the more enjoyable. The castle itself was still interesting to look round although it is not displayed as you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Sarah M
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful castle, staff are very helpful and will tell you all about the family and how it was built and all about the repairs that are being done now, very interested castle, children adored it with lots of things for them to do and learn xxx

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Visited on a glorious sunny day which made the lovely gardens all the more enjoyable. The castle itself was still interesting to look round although it is not displayed as you would imagine but I feel it would be a pity if the castle was kept under wraps and not open to the public at all. The volunteers were informative... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to seeing Castle Drogo but were disappointed when we arrived. We fully understand the restoration works that are being carried out & appreciate the hard work & effort being undertaken. What we were confused over were the artists views of the family life they portrayed in the rooms that were still open......we couldn't see that they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Castle Drogo is probably fabulous, but it is currently literally under wraps as the roof is being made watertight (a multi-million pound project lasting several years) and you don't really get any sense of what it looks like from the outside. Inside, many of the rooms have furniture stacked up in the middle of them, so it's hard to really... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were intrigued by the signs at the gate stating 'nothing is normal' and decided to visit. The admissions staff/volunteers were very welcoming and helpful as this was our first visit, We began with the tour of the building works and climbed the scaffolding to the roof with a volunteer who was knowledgable and enthusiastic. He was happy to answer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
68 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

You approach via miles of narrow lanes – then you have a real disappointment. The house needs major repairs – fair enough. The builders are in – fair enough - but until 2017. NT encourages visitors when it is not appropriate for visitors. Everywhere is covered up, or closed, or not accessible. NT has scraped together a few bits, in... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The drive up too the castle was amazing, unfortunatly the house was covered in plastic as there was waterproofing maintainance going on and is going to take another three years to complete. However the views are fabulous, the guides were oinformative and apologetic. still worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I enjoyed the grounds but did not realise there was still such a lot of work being done to the building. I appreciate that they have tried to make the renovations part of the visit but it wasn't really for me. I would like to visit again when the renovations are complete.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
17 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

What a disappointment. We did not realise until we arrived at the actual castle that there were still renovations in progress (and it appears that work is not expected to be finished until 2017). The whole castle is surrounded by scaffolding and it is not possible to view the outside. There is nothing really to see inside as the furniture... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Myself and a friend visited on Friday. Whilst I understand it is under renovation and that has to be paid for the NT should halve the admission price to reflect the poor state of the building. As we entered the guide apologised for the state of the displays saying its a mishmash of objects. We are storing bits and pieces... More 

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