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Castle Drogo

Address: off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
Phone Number: +44 1647 433306
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

As a NT member I have heard a lot about saving Castle Drogo so when I was in the area I thought I would see for myself what it the Trust were talking about. The castle itself took over 20 years to build and looked very nice in its day but the roof has failed and this has put the... More 

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Oxford, UK
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27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A winter visit to Castle Drogo did not sound as inviting, however, since we were in the region we gave it a shot. And what a rewarding experience this was! The castle itself is the last castle to be built in England (1911-1930) and is built entirely of granite. The largest part of it is now (and until 2017) under... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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241 reviews 241 reviews
95 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A perfect visit for me which included an opportunity to climb the 86 steps up the scaffold to a roof top viewing platform of work in progress. I was fascinated by the story of the modern 20th century castle designed by Lutyens and built for an immensely wealthy grocer. I found the guides to be very interesting and knowledgeable. I... More 

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Tintenbar Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

The last castle to be built in England - Castle Drogo has a fascinating story. It is the building,rather than the family who owned it, which in my opinion has the most interesting story. Yes currently it is covered with scaffolding and white plastic while major repairs are made to the roof which has leaked ever since it was built.... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Cheltenham
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17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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