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Castle Drogo

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Nice walk but cafe could have been dog friendly!

The castle itself was closed when we came in late November but we were able to do one of the walks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike G
Oxted, United Kingdom
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We started our visit to Castle Drogo in the cafe with a very tasty bacon roll, bread pudding and... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom
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Castle Drogo, a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor, is undergoing a major conservation project.
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Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
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All reviews national trust worth a visit restoration work guided tour gardens are lovely interesting visit car park few years under renovation formal gardens undergoing major viewing platform behind the scenes undergoing extensive taking place look forward next year
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle itself was closed when we came in late November but we were able to do one of the walks, which was nice. It was quite windy and the walk was a little uneven in places and up and down but very enjoyable. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike G
Reviewed 7 November 2018

What an interesting place. Although it's not actually that old, it has an interesting history. Also, the rebuild that's going on is fascinating and it's worth going on the tour to the building works. We will be back after the refirb.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mozzzer
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We visited Castle Drogo at the end of October, knowing it was still undergoing renovation. What we did not know that apart from the whole building being covered in scaffolding and white sheeting, almost all of the furniture and furnishings inside have been removed 'to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ValroEssex
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We started our visit to Castle Drogo in the cafe with a very tasty bacon roll, bread pudding and good coffee. It was raining when we were there so we couldn't fully appreciate the setting, although the views were still quite breathtaking. We walked around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mr-and-Mrs-Anthony
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Once in reception we noticed a postcard suggesting a 40minute walk, offering Gorge-ous views, overlooking the Teigh valley. We thought we would try that first and had a very pleasant walk seeing Ponies, finding a geocache, having a helicopter fly up the valley and taking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PoliteEngineer
Reviewed 31 October 2018

First the roads that my sat nav took me were nerve racking due to the small tight lanes and once arriving all we could see was the sheeting and scaffolding covering the Castle. Secondly if you wanted to go inside the Castle then you had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Dear busterSolihull, I'm very sorry that on your visit you couldn't find your way into the castle. There is a viewing tower whereby you can climb up 58 steps to look down onto the building work but if you want to look around the house...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Major renovations were going on with huge free-standing scaffolding around it. There were problems with leakage due to bad advice to use asphalt. Fascinating tour up the scaffolding tower to see work being done. Also you can tour many castle rooms with guides available, eager...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elga K
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous adventure. Sadly, the little men were too small to go on the tower walk to find out about the conservation. The volunteers in the house were amazing, answering all, even the silly questions the boys asked. Their favourite part was the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michellecarrier
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped off at Vastle Drogo on our way home. It's just coming to the end of a 6 year multi million restoration. Fue to tje house never being watertight the roof windows and stone work have had to undergo major work, but the finished...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen W
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I usually love NT houses but I was disappointed that with the renovation still in full swing it was hard to get a feeling for this one. It should be finished next month I think I heard them say so roll on, because really it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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8 September 2018|
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Response from Jill S | Reviewed this property |
There is a large car park, once you follow the signs into Castle Drogo, situated by the Entrance cum purpose built cafe, shop, toilet facilities. There are several walks well signposted, around the grounds as well as down to... More
6 May 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
13 May 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