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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Despite there being ongoing restoration works, there is still plenty to see here. The visitor centre has a good café with plenty of space and even some outside seating. To reach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Carol N
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Dawlish, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are NT members & paid our first visit to Castle Drogo today & had a splendid time. Arrived around 1030 & had a lot of the grounds / garden to ourselves in the morning mist. Lots of beautiful areas to explore & wonder through. The castle, although going through major restoration, is still open and worth a visit -... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Castle Drogo is set in the most stunning countryside and, although the building is still covered in scaffolding, there is more than enough to keep visitors interested inside. Limited restaurant menu.

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Dawlish, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite there being ongoing restoration works, there is still plenty to see here. The visitor centre has a good café with plenty of space and even some outside seating. To reach the Castle you walk through the lovely huge gardens, planted up with lots of colourful flowers and shrubs. Various "art" is also placed around the grounds. There is a... More 

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Thank Carol N
Taunton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not sure how the NT dare charge for entry to this attraction. It is not really open at all at the moment, rooms are not furnished as work is being carried out and at £18.00 for two people to enter it is a rip off. Close it until it is completed.

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Thank RICHARD W
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came here with my 7 year old twin girls during the summer holidays. There was a sports day trail which we bought for £1 each and they enjoyed doing the different sports as we walked around the grounds. We all had a fun time and will come back again.

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Thank Victoria B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently went to Castle Drogo and had a fab day. The castle is currently half way through a 5 year renovation programme so some parts are closed and some rooms are off limits and in others items are boxed up and things covered up. Despite this it is still worth visiting. The gardens are lovely and well worth walking... More 

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Devizes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to The Castle twenty years ago (when some people were just joining the Trust )and fondly remember the views and the table football game! Today walking amongst the renovations what made us smile,laugh examine and admire anew were the inventive,clever and relevant site specific art works. It's the first building site where you think lets rebuild lots of other... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

apparently the last castle built in England, looks a bit like a large posh house - like I would know! good to look around with knowledgeable guides plus lovely gardens national trust place

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are seasoned NT members of more than 20 years standing - we appreciate the need to diversify and to cater to different audiences and how doing things differently helps to do this but cannot express how much we disliked the 'artistic' interventions at this property and how much they spoiled our overall experience. The circular walk from the car... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really impressed by the variety of things to do here. We enjoyed parking in the car park (free of charge) and undertaking one of the many walks here-on this occasion the route to Fingle Bridge, before heading back to view the castle. Think that building works do take the magic away from the visit but obviously the restoration is so... More 

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