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Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton

(3.1/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We took our 3 dogs here and had a marvellous 3 hour walk (stopped for picnic mid way) Fingle Bridge is set amongst a pretty setting and next to a pub. An achievable walk for most. Great to see they hy...  more »
  • This is not a castle so don't be expecting one. However, despite the title and despite most of the building be clad in scaffolding (for going on three years now) it was an interesting visit. To see th...  more »
  • Called yesterday knowing that there would be no access to the castle but the gardens were closed too due to bad weather? Mild drizzle and hardly any wind? What was that all about? The only thing to do...  more »
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  • Very interesting property with a rich history behind it, despite being a relatively young building (completed 1925). Major repair works are now coming to an end (2016) and it will look stunning when finished. Well worth the trip. If you are staying in Chagford, the walk to the castle is lovely.
  • Superb example of 1920s Lutyens architecture. An Edwardian castle built for the Drew family of National and Provincial Stores. Great walks and super for children.
  • Even though it's still in state of repair they have made an effort to put some stuff around the castle that keeps the kids entertained. Would go back
  • Not what I was expecting--it's pretty new. Neat to see what a modern castle looks like, though. Beautiful gardens.
  • 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.