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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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11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is...

Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.

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Wet and wild

Visited here twice during our stay in Devon - first time to walk the dogs around the grounds, and the second time to visit the castle and gardens without the dogs. It was very wet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Penzance, United Kingdom
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited here twice during our stay in Devon - first time to walk the dogs around the grounds, and the second time to visit the castle and gardens without the dogs. It was very wet on both occasions and, of course the castle is still undergoing extensive restoration works, which limited what we could see and because it was so... More 

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West Sussex
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Met up with members of family for walk and coffee. Lovely autumnal walk followed by delicious coffee. Highly recommend

Thank Liz R
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nat Trust made the most of the extensive repairs allowing visitors to see as much of the process as possible. If you mave annual / life membership it is worth making more than one visit to see progress.

Thank Andrew H
Solihull, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle Drogo is currently undergoing extensive renovations, which make a visit there all the more fascinating. We can't wait to go back when work is finished to see the castle in all its glory. The grounds are a delight, and provide a fabulous adventure for young children. Cafe is lovely with great food and service.

Thank BilboKMB
Exeter, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This National Trust property is currently undergoing extensive repairs to the roof which will continue until 2017 .In suitable weather there is opportunity to climb the construction tower and a rare chance to view the work taking place. Much of the furniture , artefacts , tapestries etc are in storage but this is a wonderful time to view the bare... More 

Thank Mags L
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although most of the castle is covered in scaffolding, there is still much to see at the site. The National Trust have tried hard to make the most of the available space inside the castle with various exhibits. Also the gardens, while small in comparison with many trust properties, are lovely to wander around. The circular lawn with croquet and... More 

Thank Carolinelf
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as we walked into the castle there was a lovely lady guide who told us all about the history of Castle Drogo. There were lovely gardens to see and lovely flowers to see. In the summer the gardens are lovely for a picnic. You can sit on the bench and take pictures of the colourful flowers. There is... More 

Thank emmalouiseh01
west looe hill uk
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to visit the Caste this week for a 'behind the scenes look' at the renovations. what a fascinating day, from lime slaking exhibits to a tour behind the scenes to viewing the conservation works and techniques in carpentry and forging of new parts (Metalwork!) and then a visit into the castle after a chat with the 1913 clerk... More 

Thank tazWestLooeHillUk
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The NT really should be ashamed of themselves charging full price for a visit to a building site, even the gardens were being renovated! Do the decent thing and either close it until the works are complete or reduce the prices. We've been to the castle before the building works started and the current state is woeful. Hats off to... More 

Thank Glyndwr99
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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855 reviews
374 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 568 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Castle Drogo", (built 1911 - 1930), was England's last castle and it had major water ingress issues from its asphalt flat roof almost immediately it was finished and so the National Trust has embarked on its biggest conservation / repair project to date to make Castle Drogo dry and conserve it for the future. Started in 2012, and due to... More 

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