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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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Description: Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing...
Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.
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Fascinating to visit during major restoration

A return visit on a grey June day. Enjoyed seeing the work in progress, especially from the top of the scaffolding inside the plastic tent. For obvious reasons, the house... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A return visit on a grey June day. Enjoyed seeing the work in progress, especially from the top of the scaffolding inside the plastic tent. For obvious reasons, the house contents are generally not on display, but still interesting to see the house during this period - some of the temporary exhibitions were poor. The formal gardens were well worth... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

If we would have paid to enter the Castle we would have been miffed, there is no furniture to see, there is a Tapestry that has been restored and some obscure art about the leaking roof, i.e upside down umbrellas and other glass raindrops. Not worth the entry fee at the moment, wait until it is finished and see it... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Due to the extensive conservation project it was impossible to leave the castle displayed as the family home it was, and will be again. To make it interesting to visit we commissioned 3 artists to redisplay the castle whilst drawing on the stories of Castle Drogo, the family that lived here and the wider landscape.... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

National Trust are renovating the house . its a bit grim to wander around but you can see what they are doing with small exhibtions of how what they are doing to complete the work. gardens are lovely and the cafe excellent.

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Yate,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A castle under going some major work but still most of it open to view. Lots of interesting artefacts and some lovely views too. Hope to return next year when all the work is complete

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Being a member of the NT helps when you see the entrance fee for non-members. The castle is going through a fascinating restoration process and we will definatley be returning when the scaffolding comes down. An interesting story to the building, and when one goes into the interior, well, I can only say 'what a beautiful building'.

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

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate the feedback and glad you had an enjoyable visit. I hope you come back in 2017 when the project will be finished. More 

Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a really interesting time to visit Castle Drogo. The ongoing repairs are fascinating and credit to the National Trust for having an accessible viewing tower to the public can see what's going on (do go up if you have a reasonable head for heights). The art installation in the rooms is outstanding good - laugh out loud funny... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are really glad you found the castle interesting. Later on in the year the chapel will be reopen so we do hope you come back soon. More 

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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited Drogo during our recent holiday to Devon. It was a lovely afternoon out. The Gardens are lovely and we enjoyed our picnic in the Orchard as well as coffee and cake in the tea room. Its a shame that essential repair work is being carried out and we were unable to see the castle in all its glory... More 

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Atherton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Drogo will be a fantastic place to visit once all the repair work has been completed and you can explore it properly. As it is at the moment, they are in the middle of a 5 year repair programme involving completely changing the roof, removing and re-fitting all of the windows and re-pointing the walls. Whilst this is obviously creating... More 

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60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Although there is massive reconstruction being carried out it is still worth the visit. You can go up above the roof wearing a hard hat and hi-viz jacket. From there you get a fantastic view of the works. The gardens are still remarkable and the views amazing.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

There is a lot of restoration work going on at the moment with the roof and windows being replaced due to leakage. The house itself from the outside is cover in scaffolding so you can't really get a true feel for what it looks like inside. However the site has totally embraced this and offer you the chance of a... More 

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Address: Address: off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
Phone Number: +44 1647 433306
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Drewsteignton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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