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Castle Drogo

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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 1 week ago
Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom
Should Have Read The Web First

First the roads that my sat nav took me were nerve racking due to the small tight lanes and once... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“national trust”(154 reviews)
“worth a visit”(48 reviews)
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
+44 1647 433306
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 13, 2011

Castle Drogo is something different to anything I had ever seen - a proper looking castle that was built less than 100 years ago with all mod cons and a truely fascinating history. At first glance there is a defnite resemblance to inter war fascist...More

4  Thank snowydog
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Visitors are charged full whack and only then told about the massive work going on. First you pay the charge then you are given a softsoap [--] talk about how you have the "opportunity to participate in the castle renovations" - this means the scaffolding...More

13  Thank Simon L
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All reviews national trust restoration work worth a visit guided tour few years car park formal gardens gardens are lovely under renovation viewing platform undergoing major behind the scenes taking place undergoing extensive croquet lawn flat roof next year
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Mozzzer
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank ValroEssex
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mr-and-Mrs-Anthony
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank PoliteEngineer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank busterSolihull
savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Elga K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank michellecarrier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 October 8, 2018

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
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Andy L
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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
May 5, 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
May 12, 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