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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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alicante
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86 reviews 86 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Although it is undergoing a massive makeover it is well worth a visit,to see behind the scenes. The well informed NT staff help make a visit very worthwhile.

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited here on the only rainy day of our holiday but that didn't spoil our day. There is plenty to see even though the castle is undergoing major renovations in order to ensure it is still standing in ten years time. This added to the visit because it gave us the opportunity to learn how such buildings are painstakingly... More

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ebbw vale
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

the castle is undergoing major repairs so is covered up, you can climb up to a viewing platform which gives views out over the moors, however do double check what time this closes as we were told one time when in fact it closed earlier so despite us purchasing tickets we were unable to go up to the platform. there... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Have visited Castle Drogo a couple of times before and as the last time was a few years ago thought we would return thus year. The Castle us undergoing extensive repair work to the roof, which we fully appreciate is necessary....but this meant that a great deal was covered or boarded up. We felt that a reduction on the entry... More

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savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, your entry fee directly supports the work that we do in conserving Castle Drogo and the land around it. We hope that you will come and visit us again next year, we are moving into the next phase of the building work and the castle will be displayed in a completely different way. More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A fine day trip to the national trust. We took a picnic and sat in the sunshine in the garden. The NT wardens are all most helpful and polite. The Castle is undergoing major building work and al lot is under scaffolding, but the climb to the top of the scaffolding is well worth the effort as the view is... More

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savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are so glad you had a lovely day. I hope that you come back again next year when everything inside will again be redisplayed and the viewing tower will be facing the other way. More

Spalding, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

While most of the building is shrouded in scaffolding and plastic while the work is being done, the opportunity to climb to the top of the scaffolding to look at the work from above, was a very definite plus. Although the interior is, by virtue of the work, very restricted, you can still get a flavour of the whole place.... More

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Aberystwyth
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

OK one appreciates that these old places need restoration but surely while that is going on to the extent as it is here then the fee should be somewhat reduced & not charge full rate. Yes, the staff were friendly & helpful one in particular in the kitchen area had verbal diarrohoea & we just couldn`t get away for at... More

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savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Due to the nature of the building works the collection has had to be protected and displayed appropriately. We are now telling a different story that of the Drewe family, Edwin Lutyens and the men that built Castle Drogo. I do hope that you come back next year as it will be completely different and... More

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Wow! Staff very knowledgeable. We were still able to go around some of the house and it was well set up to explain what was happening. This is a 5 yr refit and they have the castle roof in the grounds on the floor. You can go on a tour up the scaffolding to see the restoration in action. It... More

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savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your day at Castle Drogo. I hope that you come back next year when the castle will be completely redisplayed and then in 2017 when the restoration will be complete. More

Jerusalem, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

As you can see in the photos, the whole castle is under renovation - reconstruction, in fact. What you can't see is that all the inside of the castle - well, 85-95%, to be fair - is either boxed or wrapped. And things are going to be like that until 2018 or so. The volunteers are exceedingly nice and informative,... More

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PERTH, WA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was really disappointed with our visit to castle drogo. We had visited years ago and enjoyed it but now they are currently undertaking building works and there is just nothing to see! All the rooms are boarded up which just a few that you can go into, but even those aren't done up like the national trust usually shows... More

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savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Due to the nature of the building works our precious collection has had to be displayed and protected appropriately. Next year the castle will be completely redisplayed so I very much hope that you come back then. More

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