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Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
Explore the “last castle to be built in England.” Castle Drogo offers exhibits of precious treasures as well as views of the Dartmoor and the National Trust’s highest garden. Visit the rhododendron valley and rose gardens, and don’t miss the Bunty House complete with miniature garden. Follow winding paths down to the Teign River, partake in mountain biking and croquet, and then enjoy some traditional Devon cream tea. Peruse the gift shop and plant center and pose as an Edwardian in the Postcard Theatre. Arrive by foot, bike, train, car or bus. Purchase a ticket for the whole property or the garden only. Make Castle Drogo a part of your Drewsteignton vacation plans using our Drewsteignton itinerary planner.
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Despite the running repairs, the castle is still worth a visit. With tapestries and paintings off the walls, Lutyen's attention to detail can be appreciated. The Trust has arranged for interesting and... read more »
A superb building set in extensive grounds. Run by the National Trust and maintained to high standards. However, it is at present and for the foreseeable future undergoing extensive renovation and muc... read more »
We were very disappointed to see that because of the extensive building work, most of the house was empty or the furniture replaced with modern exhibits that we did not feel, explained anything about ... read more »
I'm sure this will be one to visit in the future... once all the restorations are done. However, at the moment there isn't much to see. The gardens are quite nice and the café is OK. Unless you're a super history buff I don't feel it's worth the drive just for a small garden and a café.
'CASTLE DRAGO'. Constructed with 'GRANITE'. Large hall ways, sitting rooms, kitchens. Wooden sinks? That's right......."Oh yes sir, I can have Venison roast ready for dinner this evening". This being caught and cooked on the large scenic estate. They even have utensils in the kitchen I have not seen before. With antique furniture, a modern shower (with several mixer taps), portraits, paintings, even a chapel, large flower filled gardens, 'CASTLE DRAGO', always has visitors. Other historic places can be visited after you have been to 'CASTLE DRAGO'. Don't forget to see them on 'DARTMOOR'............
Beautiful gardens and a fairly impressive castle. The art installations were a bit weird but fun for the children.
Sadly some of the reviews have focused on the fact that the castle is undergoing conservation work so isn't as accessible as normal rather than the one-off opportunity this presents. The National Trust have gone to great lengths to show all the work being performed: from being able to climb the scaffolding and see the work on the roof from above, to how things are progressing inside, it's all available to see. There's plenty of enthusiastic volunteers to explain the project too. When else do you get to go behind the scenes on a £11m conservation project? We'll worth a visit now and you'll want to come back and see it when it's all finished.
Thijs van Halsema
Very Interesting Castle, only downside is the necessary renovations. Otherwise very nice including the beautiful garden.
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