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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
38 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Southend On Sea
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We recently visited Castle Drogo and selected a day when an " Edwardian Fayre" was being held. This was extremely limited and din not rate the description " Fayre", just a very few activities and attractions, perhaps about 8 in number. We knew that the roof was being repaired so understood that the castle was covered by scaffolding and did... More

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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

At present half of the Castle is covered by a huge scaffolding itself covered in plastic. You are able to climb to a viewing platform and look down on the restoration work being carried out on the Castle from within the plastic envelope. The view is dramatic! From here you descend the platform and are able to walk through many... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Castle Drogo is under wraps as it undergoes the renovation of the massive flat roof structure. It is covered by the largest scaffolding frame and 'tent' that I have ever seen. It is a wonderful chance to see what goes on behind the scenes and the scale of the work involved. If the weather is reasonable, take the trip up... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
21 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

With anticipation we followed the signs from the A30 along very narrow winding roads and as directed parked near the Visitor Centre. On offer were tours of the Castle and Gardens for £8.70 per head and tours of the gardens and a visit to the 'observation platform' for £5.50 per head. Having been told the roof was off the castle... More

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Oxford UK
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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Castle Drogo is under extensive renovation. At the moment, half of it is under scaffolding and plastic, and much of the collection of paintings, furniture, textiles, etc. is boxed up. This will remain the case until 2017. As a visitor, you can explore the pretty gardens, take a climb up the scaffold viewing tower, and see the interior of the... More

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Long Island, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Driving from Sidmouth, which is very nice and not as crowded as Lyme Regis, we were foiled by the Devon roads. When we finally arrived at 4:30 (16:30), we were too late for the last tour. We didn't realize the castle was literally under wraps, or we might not have made the effort. Even my status as a national Trust... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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