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Address: off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
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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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Don't be deterred by the renovations - still lots to see, do and enjoy!

Despite the necessary renovations meaning that much of the castle is closed to the public, this remains an impressive building in a wonderful setting on the edge of Dartmoor. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Swetrat
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite the necessary renovations meaning that much of the castle is closed to the public, this remains an impressive building in a wonderful setting on the edge of Dartmoor. We enjoyed our tour of the parts of the building which were open and found the guides to be most helpful in drawing attention to some of the more fascinating artefacts.... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our latest visit coincided with that of dozens of runners who had converged on the café before starting their run. We decided to have a quick coffee and then get out of their way, seeking sanctuary in the lovely gardens on the way down to the castle. We stopped to chat to one of the gardeners about rose pruning and... More 

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Haytor Vale, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really do look forward to the end of the renovations. I understand that this is still at least a year away.

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Thank Richard B
Perranporth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited in March 2017 with my family - we were 10 people in total. Although I appreciate that the work has to be done; we felt totally cheated out of our admission price. £11 per adult to see very little. We had visited what there was to see of the house; the garden was very small and we had completed... More 

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Thank Rachel151
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a waist of time and money I'm afraid and the National Trust have spent a fortune on it. There is very little history to the place and it looks like a giant toilet block not a castle .. It would have been better to turn it into a hotel.

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Thank 259peterr259
Fareham
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 3 dogs here and had a marvellous 3 hour walk (stopped for picnic mid way) Fingle Bridge is set amongst a pretty setting and next to a pub. An achievable walk for most. Great to see they hydro turbine, although we assumed it's old as it was not being used, despite the amount of water rushing by.... More 

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Thank Kelbth
Wokingham, Berkshire
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a castle so don't be expecting one. However, despite the title and despite most of the building be clad in scaffolding (for going on three years now) it was an interesting visit. To see the house (at least what is open of it) one needs to go on a guided tour and this in itself was good... More 

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Thank Patrick M
Devon, England
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called yesterday knowing that there would be no access to the castle but the gardens were closed too due to bad weather? Mild drizzle and hardly any wind? What was that all about? The only thing to do was have a cup of tea in the cafe and even had to send the cake back because it was so dry.... More 

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

Dear DawnDevon, Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry that when you visited the garden was closed. We have a policy whereby if gusts are over 50mph we have to close the garden. I do hope you come back another day when the weather is better. Thank you. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castle Drogo was a delightful experience as the walks were lovely with scenic views of the valley and a majestic river running through. It was a shame that the castle itself is still under refurbishment but that did not spoil the peace. Excellent for dog walkers and we were able to see some wild ponies which were pretty, although very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a strange building, that it's very hard to give a title to the style. Built as a kind of Gothic Revival Castle in Victorian times, run by the National Trust. sadly when we visited it was undergoing renovation, but you could still wander around inside and see various parts of the castle. the views are amazing and... More 

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