Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton

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#3 of 19 in Historic Sites in Dartmoor National Park
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. Before you head to Drewsteignton, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Drewsteignton road trip app , to make sure you see all that Drewsteignton has to offer, including Castle Drogo.
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  • We decided to take a detour off the A30 to visit Castle Drogo for the first time. After 15 minutes of typically winding single track Devonian roads, we arrived. There was adequate parking and a visito...  more »
  • We took the first tour of day of the work on the roof by one of the guides. He was really informative and talked us through the problems encountered with the flat roof since the castle was completed (...  more »
  • Visited herw during a period of huge restoration. My view is that the house should be closed and only gardens open as there is so little to see and everything is upside down, covered in white sheets a...  more »
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  • Probably a wonderful place to visit when the building work is finished (2018?) & all the scaffolding is gone & all the rooms are refurnished , I know these repairs are essential but why not reduce the entry price while the works are happening? Plus you have to pay for Car parking too ! Bit narrow on some of the approach roads. On the plus side a nice modern shop & cafe & all the staff were fantastically friendly & well informed.
  • Still working on the building, Oct 2017, so the castle is disappointing. Grounds are lovely with plenty for the kids to do and loads of space to burn off some energy. Some items out on display in the castle. It will be good to see it in it's full glory. I'll come back in a couple of years.
  • Currently undergoing restoration work bit still a lovely historic building. Interesting tours, contents and gardens. Again some glorious views. :)
  • Superb Dartmoor location. Third visit. Really warm welcomes from National Trust staff. Car park. Reception and entering the house. Thank you. Formal gardens stunningly well planted and maintained. Massive and much needed work on the Castle . Will plan return visit to view in all its glory! Recommended.
  • Loved going up on to the roof, that's not an experience you get every day. Not a traditional national trust property, with furnished rooms, there's some info about the family, and some art installations, but interesting for all that, with lovely gardens

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