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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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south coast
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The whole building is covered in scaffolding and plastic sheeting whilst restoration work is carried out. Although we were aware of this from the website we had not appreciated that the inside had all the rooms packed into boxes! Videos in each room were the only way of seeing how things should look. Trips up the scaffolding are available for... More

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dorset
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We did not know the castle was being renovated but I found all this fascinating, the tour up the scaffolding was brill,will be going back when finished as like to see as should be. Staff were very helpful.

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North Yorkshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Well signed along narrow Devon lanes the Castle was seen as a huge white cube from the distance and at first we thought "what an eyesore" - then realised that this was in fact the castle with three quarters covered in protective material and scaffolding. Firstly this castle is not medieval but a home built to resemble a castle by... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited Castle Drogo as part of the free heritage days, so luckily got to look around for free. It will be an amazing place to visit when the restoration work is completed. We spent 1 hour looking around and felt that we had seen everything. We could have spent longer in the woodland walk if the kids were not... More

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

My wife, baby and I enjoyed our visit to Castle Drogo. We had a look at the repair work of the Caslte from a distance but spent most of our time utilising the grounds. They are splendid - absolutely wonderful and looking very well taken care of. Didn't feel cheated of entry fee at all! Bit tricky to find but... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were aware of that renovation work form TV programmes, but nonetheless expected to see something of the interior. Instead, most of the furnishings had been removed. On entering rooms we were pounced on by staff which made us reticent to see more. If I were to go on Mastermind, my specialist subject would not be flat roofs, cavity walls... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a National Trust Property which is under repair at this moment in time. The castle has been deconstructed and the blocks of granite number and laid out in the courtyard to ensure they go back in the right order (this was fascinating to look at). You can also go to the top of the scaffolding around the tower... More

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Bundaberg, Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We saw signs to this off the highway and thought we'd go check it out. Granted we didn't do any research on this prior to the visit, however after a really long drive we finally arrived only to find out that it is a) One of the youngest castles in Britain b) under construction and c) 12 pounds PER PERSON... More

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

Thank you for your review. The area around Castle Drogo is indeed stunning. I just wanted to respond to a few of your points, it is £9.60 (including gift aid) per adult to get into the Castle and grounds and we under renovation, but the inside of the castle has been completely redisplayed with open storage areas and installations. I... More

Wellington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We've been visiting Drogo for a few years now and have been aware of the building problems it is facing. Whilst I can understand others reservations about the extent and impact of the building work for us it was a fascinating visit. Whilst the architecture of the building is hidden from view the scale and structure of the scaffolding around... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you had an enjoyable and interesting visit. We hope that you come back next year when the interpretation inside and outside will be completely different. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This must be a spectacular place under normal circumstances but we went last week and the Castle is undergoing major renovation. The way they have managed this is fantastic. the exhibitions are limited but how the sense of the place is portrayed is truly worth seeing. Worth every penny of National Trust membership.

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