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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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Castle drogo

Fascinating place to visit, for a castle felt very homely, will go back when the scaffolding is down

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gaynor P
Bristol, United Kingdom
Closed and still ripped off

Well a supposedly great castle. When we arrive we have to pay for parking. Which seams a little... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
peter b
via mobile
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Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
+44 1647 433306
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating place to visit, for a castle felt very homely, will go back when the scaffolding is down

Thank Gaynor P
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Well a supposedly great castle. When we arrive we have to pay for parking. Which seams a little much when it's the only reason to be in the Carpark. The castle is in cased in scaffolding ( sometimes this is in avoidable). But the icing...More

Thank peter b
savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Hi Peter B, Thank you for your review. The castle is open at weekends by guided tour and on weekdays the garden, café, shop and visitor centre are open 11am-4pm. The car park charge pays for vital conservation work in the Teign gorge so that...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

I had been wanting to visit Castle Drogo for a very long time and during a short tour of Cornwall I had my chance. When you round the corner it is impressive indeed, perched high above you.The grounds were busy with bedraggled dog walkers as...More

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 25 November 2017

I last visited Castle Drogo many years ago and could not remember anything about it but I was very surprised at seeing it again. It in undergoing restoration and we had a tour of the work up the scaffolding on a cold November day but...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a very windy drizzly day greeted upon arrival with a very warm welcome. Having been given a thorough explanation of tour times and guidance to the Castle we embarked on our venture. Denise met us within the Castle reception having passed under the...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The restoration project is massive and the interpretation of the site has stepped up to enable visitors to appreciate the house in all its glory. The gardens are a delight, and the special exhibition ('art installation') of clocks quite amazing. Other 'installations' though rather left...More

Thank Polly M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My husband is a history buff and was pleasantly impressed I managed to find a Castle built by a self made man - who ran the 1st grocery chain in the UK no less! While it was under renovation when we visited, we were able...More

Thank Ev M
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We were aware it was undergoing restoration so were not put off by the screens and scaffolding as we approached. Julius Drew wanted a castle with a homely feel but we felt none of that. It had no soul. Ok if you are a NT...More

1  Thank Omt7015
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The sound of all these clocks ticking was amazing very good exhibition. Interesting exhibits while the building is being repaired it was interesting to see what had been done in last few years.

Thank lloyd47
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We visited when there was an Edwardian Country Fair day. There were a number of activities available to take part in or have a go at, interesting for both adults and children. The house is still a work in progress, with less than half of...More

Thank 446MikeE446
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12 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
Sue P
16 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
15 November 2015|
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Response from VickyLondon_England | Reviewed this property |
The National Trust at Castle Drogo may be able to assist in answering your queries; I suggest that you email them for advice. Enjoy your visit!