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Castle Drogo

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Wait till the renovation is finished!

I usually love NT houses but I was disappointed that with the renovation still in full swing it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gympie, Australia
Excellent Architectural Tour of Castle (about 45 mins) not to be missed

Good reception on arrival, cheerful and helpful staff in the cafe and a selection of tasty food... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert M
Sidmouth, 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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off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
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All reviews restoration work worth a visit national trust property guided tour few years car park formal gardens gardens are lovely under renovation viewing platform undergoing major interesting visit taking place undergoing extensive croquet lawn behind the scenes flat roof
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good reception on arrival, cheerful and helpful staff in the cafe and a selection of tasty food. Although part of the Castle is still covered in scaffolding and some of the rooms are not open to the public due to building operations. There is much...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The last "castle" to be built in England. Set in some lovely countryside on the edge of Dartmoor National Park with some nice parkland for a walk. Much of the content is not currently on display because of the restoration. But this is more than...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I are NT members and we decided to visit the castle last weekend. We were hoping to be able to go up on the roof as they have a viewing platform during the renovations. However, there were not enough volunteers on the...More

Thank SallyB69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing that greets you is the extremely warm welcome & being disabled visitors they couldn’t have been more helpful. The grounds were all accessable however the castle was very limited for wheelchair users. Of all the Ztrust properties we have visited 5his had...More

Thank WonkyWanderers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit on a wet day, which we went on. There is a covered gold cart to take you down to the Castle from the office. Has gardens for a dry day.. Very good coffee shop

Thank pat19682015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In spite of the house being only partly open this is well worth a visit. The Lutyens architecture is quite different than the normal run of the mill NT properties: quite GoT (Game of Thrones)! The situation is magnificent with wonderfully views on the recommended...More

1  Thank jch21c1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to visit here whilst on holiday in Newton Abbot. To be fair the castle is in the last stages of a 6 year renovation project so difficult to see properly. But if you take the walk around the castle the views are lovely...More

Thank claires4633
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited while on holiday in Devon. A large part of the castle is still undergoing renovation which is due to finish next year. However, take a tour to the chapel which will give you plenty of history about the castle and the family. Part of...More

Thank juneduffy432
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buildings undergoing extensive renovations and almost completely covered in scaffolding and plastic sheeting. Extensive walking available in grounds but very sheer drops from unprotected paths and viewing points so quite dangerous. Not suitable for children.

Thank George K
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Andy L
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