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Address: off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
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Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing...

Castle Drogo a twentieth century masterpiece set on Dartmoor is undergoing a major conservation project.

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Unusual and Interesting to Visit

This is such a strange building, that it's very hard to give a title to the style. Built as a kind of Gothic Revival Castle in Victorian times, run by the National Trust. sadly... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sam J
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Castle Drogo was a delightful experience as the walks were lovely with scenic views of the valley and a majestic river running through. It was a shame that the castle itself is still under refurbishment but that did not spoil the peace. Excellent for dog walkers and we were able to see some wild ponies which were pretty, although very... More 

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Thank Archie L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is such a strange building, that it's very hard to give a title to the style. Built as a kind of Gothic Revival Castle in Victorian times, run by the National Trust. sadly when we visited it was undergoing renovation, but you could still wander around inside and see various parts of the castle. the views are amazing and... More 

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Thank Sam J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a great afternoon here. Staff very friendly. Chris our tour guide was very informative and child friendly. Can't wait to come back and see finished.

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Thank Claire P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great cafe before you start your walk at the National Trust Cafe. Plenty of parking too. Walking in the forest is fantastic. Great views of the surrounding area. Beautiful countryside. My dogs love it here Did not go into the castle but I'm led to believe it's incredibly goode

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited several times as we live fairly close by, really enjoy the walks around the area and the views down into the valley are magnificent. Although the castle is under renovation we have found on the occasions we have visited that there are plenty of other things to do from the walks around the area, trails that we... More 

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Thank bigfella99
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of building closed for repair but a really lovely elderly gent took us around and told us interesting factsabout both the Drew family and the Trust's renovations.

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Thank jmpl2015
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, great day out, definitely worth a visit if you are considering it. Set in the must beautiful surroundings and the restaurant served excellent food and drinks.

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andyr8603
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Knew the Castle would be closed as it is being refurbished. But popped in for a coffee and a cake after a walk along the Teign Valley. Delicious coffee and walnut cake, huge slice! Nice coffee. I would wholeheartedly recommend

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to visit the castle recently and was surprised to see so much scaffolding covering the building. later learned there is a mammoth renovation taking place covering many years.However bearing this in mind it was wonderful to see the work undertaken by the craftsmen so far.I trust the work will be completed as the workmen dwindle in numbers. The staff... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I would not recommend you pay to visit the castle. Even when the renovation is complete, it is still only a millionaire's mansion shaped like a castle. If we were told before we had paid that it only started to be constructed in 1922, there is no way we would have gone in. It's just the same as you visiting... More 

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