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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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I had great experience and bearing in mind the roof repairs and the window replacement the castle... read more

Reviewed today
nickdeller
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UK
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Mock castle worth a visit

At the moment there is a lot of work going on the roof.Hence a lot of the rooms are inaccessible... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NKulatunga
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
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"restoration work"
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"worth a visit"
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"national trust property"
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"guided tour"
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"car park"
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"gardens are lovely"
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"under renovation"
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"formal gardens"
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"few years"
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"viewing platform"
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"interesting visit"
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"undergoing extensive"
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"croquet lawn"
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"taking place"
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Reviewed today via mobile

I had great experience and bearing in mind the roof repairs and the window replacement the castle tour was interesting. Below is some photos of the work

Thank nickdeller
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At the moment there is a lot of work going on the roof.Hence a lot of the rooms are inaccessible. We booked ourselves on the behind the scenes tour which I would recommend. The tour guide was very knowledgable and we had access to some...More

Thank NKulatunga
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle Drogo is in the final phase of a multi million restoration project to save it from certain ruin with extensive works being done including a complete new roof to enable it to be watertight, works have previously been done in the 1980's but didn't...More

1  Thank Carole W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent castle in Devon. Worth the trip. Tour of the roof repairs was well worth doing. Huge gardens.

1  Thank RovingCivilEngineer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have previously visited Castle Drogo and have always had a great day. Our latest visit was no exception. Although the Castle is undergoing restoration work it is still worth visiting. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are equally good - our little boy particularly liked...More

1  Thank MrsD365
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle is nearing completion of a £14 million restoration programme. You're currently able to find out how they've done it and watch the builders at work. The castle is partly restored and its well worth all the work that has gone into it. Gardens are...More

Thank Nigel E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really can't see any attraction, nothing of any real age, every room had random bits of furniture, family toys, very few have any real significance either in age or rarity. Yes it's a solid huge building of Granite but most is covered up with scaffolding...More

1  Thank Sandra J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Castle Drogo in cloudy , drizzly weather which meant some of the amazing views were obscured . However , we had a really enjoyable time looking round the formal gardens. They are well laid out and there are some historical photos in...More

Thank Lizajane_10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highlight of the visit was the opportunity to scale the scaffolding to see the massive waterproofing work in progress. The National Trust Volunteer guide who led the "tour" was excellent- lots of good info and enthusiastic. He made the day for me.

Thank JamesBondBD9
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming to the end of a six year renovation to deal with water penetration which has dogged the castle from when it was first opened circa the early twenties. It was built for a self made millionaire by Edwin Lutyens. It sits in a very...More

Thank AnnR455
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missberry88
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Gaynor P | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Ed H it’s very limited for small children, plenty of space to run around but not so much a play area
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sampson478
May 12, 2017|
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Response from savecastledrogo | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Around the garden and grounds are areas where dogs are allowed off the lead, on leads and not at all. Over the 800 acre estate dogs can be off the lead, around the garden, in the orchard and... More
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Sue P
March 16, 2016|
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Response from Mags L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sue yes it is perfectly possible to visit the restaurant tea room without paying to visit the castle . you can also walk the woods and valley near the castle car parks for free...lovely views and countryside . Hope this... More
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