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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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Undergoing restoration.

My wife and I visited whilst the castle was undergoing restoration (which we were unaware off) so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pritesh M
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Interesting afternoon.

Despite the ongoing repairs the National Trust are making the most of a difficult time. In fact the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie D
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • 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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"formal gardens"
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"gardens are lovely"
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"under renovation"
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"few years"
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"car park"
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"viewing platform"
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"interesting visit"
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"undergoing major"
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"undergoing extensive"
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"croquet lawn"
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"behind the scenes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited whilst the castle was undergoing restoration (which we were unaware off) so were unable to experience the full offerings that this National Trust (NT) site had available. However, there is a lot to see and do still, including one end...More

Thank Pritesh M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the ongoing repairs the National Trust are making the most of a difficult time. In fact the repair work is very interesting and you can see what is going on. The displays are interesting and it hasn't all been put away. The guides are...More

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although they are in the middle of major repairs to the castle, most of it is still accessible. The stonework inside is particularly stunning. Amazing skill produced a fine building, probably the last of its kind in England. Well worth a visit if you are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day out here. After driving down early from the midlands to Cornwall, we stopped here on the way. We arrived before opening time but this worked out quite well as rather than hang around we decided to do the gorge walk....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon here with our three children (14, 5 and 4) We had an early lunch in the cafe. Good food, good price and very clean. The cream tea is thoroughly recommended! The castle is currently under scaffolding but you can still...More

Thank Sally Laura D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful evening spent in the beautiful grounds watching just four cast members of Illyria act out this great story. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have been thrilled with this version. Great interpretation, great acting and a special appearance of Brutus Quintus. Well done.

Thank Scarletbow
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the castle is covered in scaffolding while they are in the process of fixing the roof what was fascinating was the opportunity to go up the scaffolding and to see the work first hand. Something that you would not normally be able to do....More

Thank Whitten101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle Drogo was once a beautiful home and I dare say will be again in 2020when the current restorations are expected to be finished , it’s seriously miles out of your way unless you live on Dartmoor and is scaffolded while renovations take place ,...More

1  Thank ivanandchloe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ignore the people criticizing the renovations - it's something that needs to be done otherwise there would be no Castle Drogo to view, just ruins. The £11 entrance fee is still worth it and helps keep places like this running! The castle itself is spectacular,...More

Thank lana821
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Renovation work continues on the castle. So a lot of it is wrapped up in white plastic. So I couldn’t take lovely pictures of the castle. However, it’s still worth going for; 1) The lovely friendly staff and volunteers, every single one that I spoke...More

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missberry88
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
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sampson478
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
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Sue P
17 March 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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