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Castle Drogo

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Excellent With Tony,s Tour

I came to Castle Drogo some years ago before the restoration work so it was interesting to visit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
glyn l
Fareham, United Kingdom
Fascinating house and grounds

Even covered in scaffolding this castle looks impressive perched high above the Reign gorge. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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We tried to visit Castle Drogo a few years back. The road up to the venue was tiny and when the bushes were literally scraping both sides of the car we gave up. Since then we have driven past the two signs to Castle Drogo...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 5 days ago

I came to Castle Drogo some years ago before the restoration work so it was interesting to visit again to see what has happened.All the rooms that are open have been protected with coverings etc so while it is excellent that it is still open...More

Thank glyn l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even covered in scaffolding this castle looks impressive perched high above the Reign gorge. The room stewards are approachable and very knowledgeable so it's certainly worth looking round. The gardens are good and the extensive parklands great for dog walking. Well worth a visit!

Thank RP-HebdenBridge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting visit as the Castle flows into the very deepest stage of its restoration, thus providing a cross sectional insight and architectural delight. An original roofing design blunder with Castle Drongo now requires the external walls to be reconstructed costing the Trust £14 million!...More

Thank BobFromTheEast
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had driven past the A30 turning many times on our way home to Cornwall,always meaning to visit,so when last year we moved to Torquay, friends who were on holiday in W.Devon, offered to meet at Castle Drogo,it seemed ideal. Like other reviewers,we were aware...More

1  Thank jupiterBodmin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the massive restoration works, our visit was very enjoyable. Lovely garden, good lunch with exceptional staff. The house is very interesting. I hope we will return when all the works are finished.

Thank societyvisitsleader
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the castle is 75% surrounded by coveted scaffolding. I could though see many rooms inside and get a good understanding of the lives of the Drew family. It's a recent build, started in the 1930's, but so interesting. The grounds are lovely and some...More

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As mentioned by others, what there is to see is very much a work in progress, not due for completion until the back end of 2019. I was therefore disappointed not to see more, but I think it'll be well worth a visit when completed....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little pre-trip research made it clear that there was a lot of work going on (and has been for a few years) so we were not disappointed by the amount of scaffolding present at this mammoth undertaking. However, seeing beyond that and hopefully to...More

1  Thank AandASouthampton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the website there is mention of restoration works but nothing to prepare one for the disappointment. That doesn’t happen until after paying the entrance fees. Guide tried to sell it as “exciting time to be visiting” but in fact so little of the exterior...More

Thank Beverley H
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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
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