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Castle Drogo

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Wonderful Views lovely walks.

Lovely place well laid out. The castle itself was closed for renovation but we had gone for the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Restoration Work

The work the National Trust is doing her is quite amazing, and trying to preserve the Castle to its... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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 formal gardens under renovation undergoing major viewing platform behind the scenes undergoing extensive taking place look forward next year
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely place well laid out. The castle itself was closed for renovation but we had gone for the valley walk. A round walk on both sides of the valley taking approximately two hours if you don’t stop. We set of on the first half from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The work the National Trust is doing her is quite amazing, and trying to preserve the Castle to its once splendor without the faults. It has some very interesting items and stories inside of the Drewe family. The gardens are amazing and so well cared...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a chilly day to explore that side of Dartmoor, knowing the Castle was closed, but hoping for a bite of lunch. Sure enough, the café was open and we were welcomed with a cheerful smile. I had a venison stew with baguette,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been a member of the National Trust for years now and wish they would open their eyes to the benefit of allowing dogs into the cafe. Why is there a policy of no dogs - it's ridiculous. I understand not having them in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

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
savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mike G, Thank you for your review. At the present time our policy is that dogs are not allowed in the café, castle or ‘formal’ areas of the garden (except for assistance dogs). We have 2 large canopies in permanent situ outside the café...More

Reviewed 6 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
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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
2  Thank ValroEssex
Reviewed 4 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 4 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
1  Thank PoliteEngineer
Reviewed 30 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

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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
5 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