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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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Very peaceful place

Went to the castle and gardens with family and had a lovely afternoon. The cafe there is nice and has snacks and hot food and the prices are fairly reasonable. The hot chocolate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Awliscombe, United Kingdom
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Berrylands
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Having read that the castle was being renovated I was nearly put off. It was, however, the opportunity to go up the scaffolding and see from above the painstaking work being done to waterproof the roof. The NT have done a superb job of keeping the interior interesting and have obviously paid a good mind to what will keep the... More 

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Dorset
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit. I regret to have to write something so negative but our visit was far from a good experience. The situation at present is certainly not uplifting. Yes, the Artists have made a great effort of assembling alternative exhibits for one to view but they are not adult related but more suited to children. I feel... More 

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Awliscombe, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Went to the castle and gardens with family and had a lovely afternoon. The cafe there is nice and has snacks and hot food and the prices are fairly reasonable. The hot chocolate is yummy!! It has a little shop and it sells plants too. Before you go to the castle you can walk round the gardens which is lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing day at Castle Drogo. We have wanted to go here for a long time, as we see it every time we go down to see family in cornwall, but it is always too far to come back to, so while we were staying near Exeter it was ideal. Unfortunately we did not see the castle before the restoration began... More 

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Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Decided to stop off for a quick bite for lunch. Which was lovely. Decided to walk off the lunch around the lovely grounds with the dog and kids. Some lovely art work hanging in the woods. Did an extended walk out towards the gorge. Lovely views.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on the way down to Cornwall. We arrived just as it opened and were able to get on a guided early bird tour. I'm glad we did as we learnt a lot about the castle which is undergoing extensive renovation. We were able to follow this up with a tour to the top of the scaffolding around... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We hadn't been to Castle Drogo for some time and hearing that there were great renovations going on decided to pay another visit. I was delighted to be actually allowed to go up on the scaffolding and see the castle roof from above, the volunteer guide who met us at the top of the the scaffolding was superb and so... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Since the renovations began we have been visiting more often as the staging and "work in progress" exhibitions change every few months. We have been visiting for over 20 years and have seen the water damage increase over this time, so the repairs/renovations are fascinating to see as they progress. Quiz cards around the house added interest for the grandchildren... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We've visited a couple of times over the past few years and it's very interesting to see the changes. Will be good to see when all the restoration work is finished.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We knew the major renovations were taking place during our visit but it did not put us off. All staff were pleasant and welcoming upon arrival. Guide book in hand we set off to explore. The volunteer guides were knowledgable and offered a few interesting facts that weren't written down. The castle is modern by castle standards and was warm... More 

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