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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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English first
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Jerusalem, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

Evesham, England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stopped off on our way to Cornwall. Food excellent, staff helpful and welcoming in all areas. Whilst the house is undergoing repairs that in its self is fascinating. Interpretation in the house interesting and well presented. Gardens worth a visit alone.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Saw someone being interviewed about the work being carried out on this building some time back & decided as we were holidaying in the South Devon area that we would check it out. Let me tell you firstly , the roads to this place are REALLY narrow in a lot of places. Approach with great care. You will not be... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We love castles and having been to the area several times over the years I avoided Castle Drogo because it was built in the 20th century. This trip, however, we decided to visit and the castle far exceeded my expectations. Even though the building is currently covered in scaffolding, there remains much to see and I think Castle Drogo has... More

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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited Castle Drogo this week whilst on holiday. When we looked on line and saw there was building work in progress my first reaction was that I did not want to visit a castle covered in scaffolding. How wrong I was. This is a huge project being undertaken over several years and we found the whole experience fascinating. True,... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As very disappointed in my visit here.Building work was mentioned but the actual castle interior is a building site albeit covered very nicely The place should be closed as taking hard earned cash is unacceptable for such a poor visit.The first guides gentleman was helpful in explaining things guide two. lady said not a word .National Trout should be ashamed... More

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Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
59 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

There are huge changes at Castle Drogo and normally I find all the architectural speak quite dry unlike Michael who being an architect laps up all the details so I was surprised to find myself on the land train listening to a truly remarkable gentleman who made all the details of the unique scaffolding, the cost etc absolutely riveting. I... More

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