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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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Interesting due to renovation work

A bit different! Major renovations are going on at the moment and this does impact on the inside of the castle. We thoroughly enjoyed it but I can see why some people were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Castle Drogo about four years ago, and thought it was very good, so when we were in the area recently, we decided to pop in again. Wish we hadn't bothered. The outside is covered in scaffolding, so you are unable to see this very attractive building. The inside doesn't fair much better, because many of the exhibits are... More 

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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A bit different! Major renovations are going on at the moment and this does impact on the inside of the castle. We thoroughly enjoyed it but I can see why some people were disappointed. Staff have done a really good job to explain what it will be like again when the renovations are complete. They are very well informed so... More 

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72 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Visited here many years ago so we were keen to see the work being done on the property. It is now covered in what amounts to a massive tent as conservation work and waterproofing continue. We were fortunate to be given a behind the scenes tour by Tony - it was excellent. Thank you. Then we had to force a... More 

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Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I wanted to go because of the renovations - I knew you could climb a viewing tower. The others were a bit unsure. We went on the internal tour (free) covering how the house is maintained and going into bits you can't normally go in. The guide was brilliant; he explained and demonstrated how they clean and why the building... More 

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Somerset UK
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Although we were aware that the castle was covered in scaffolding we were not aware that the interior was almost completely in wraps as well. It was interesting to learn about the restoration work but feel the National Trust should have been more upfront about what could be viewed, after all they are still charging full price

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not worth the money while renovation work is ongoing. Cannot see the castle, views or exibits inside. Staff said there was work, but didnt explain to what extent. Sure the renovation work is interesting if you have an interest in building works and materials. Feel let down by the National Trust

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited in October 2014 and wanted an update on the restoration - we were not disappointed! Climbing to the viewing area, the amount of progress was impressive! A great explanation of the work, as before and we thought we would have a quick look inside....it was totally different! A whole new story - really well done and again using... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We have visited twice in the two years that major work to the roof has been in progress and the house is covered in scaffolding and canvas. We find it even more interesting than looking at portraits and furniture. If you have a good head for heights don't miss the roof tour. The rose garden is a delight and as... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Initially we were a little unsure about visiting, the photos of scafolding putting us off, but as we are NT members we went along for a visit. Our visit was about 2 hrs long on a dull rainy day, plenty for kids & adults to see and do. Much more inside & much larger than expected. Gardens and some of... More 

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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Superb even though there are extensive works taking place .staff were very informative and really helpful

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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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