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Address: off A382 | Dartmoor National Park, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park EX6 6PB, England
Phone Number: +44 1647 433306
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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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A little bit of heaven

In need of a walk and stunning views after escaping the city and castle drogo has them in buckets we did part of the gorge walk , but have vowed to return when we have more time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In need of a walk and stunning views after escaping the city and castle drogo has them in buckets we did part of the gorge walk , but have vowed to return when we have more time , once you have negotiated the single track road there is ample Parking and the usual good standard facilities you expect from the... More 

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northants
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98 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing building with fantastic views over Devon. Serious renovation means two-thirds at least of building is still in rebuild phase. Only a few rooms are on show with very little furniture. Can't see it being finished for three years or so. Gardens are lovely, lots of rhodies so should be especially good in the spring.

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savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're now on the last third of the building restoration so next year you'll be able to see much more of the exterior of the castle. In March 2017 the inside of the castle will completely redisplayed, so I do hope that you come back and visit soon. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Disappointing visit. The actual Castle grounds are not very dog friendly, so we went on the longer walk down to Fingle Bridge. We discussed our plans with the person on the reception desk, who gave us a map/route. At no point in this discussion did she explain that some of the walk was treacherous. We discovered too late,that there were... More 

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Thank 19671998
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Cafe. Lots of space with warm friendly staff. Cafe a little pricey and limited choice. Good info for dietary intolerances.

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1 Thank MMind4
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

What makes this an interesting destination is the gigantic renovation project (make sure you take the Project Tour) to fix design errors and construction follies. The egotistical owner, Julius Drewe who made his fortune in the tea market, insisted on construction materials that, in the end, were no match for Mother Nature. Place started leaking within a year of completion... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Really great place to visit even though it's still being renovated.Very interesting areas of the castle during the ages and during renovation.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Whilst it is not the most beautiful building and a lot of it is covered in scaffolding at the moment, the project that is being undertaken there to stop water coming in through the roof is on an incredible scale! I hope the National Trust knew what they were taking on when the property was bequeathed to them by the... More 

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Thank Andrea F
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Not worth the entrance fee at the moment. House is very disrupted while renovations are going on. They should have reduced charge to non-members as a goodwill gesture until work is complete. Unless you are a local member, leave visit until 2017.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A lot of reviews here highlight the limitations caused by the building work which is fair enough if you haven't researched the venue before you go BUT the project tour on offer is absolutely excellent, hugely informative by a passionate, informative and entertaining guide. The gardens are also superb. Thank you.

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savecastledrogo, Public Relations Manager at Castle Drogo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're very glad that you enjoyed the project tour. We do hope that you come back next year when we'll have a project viewing tower. More 

Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was fascinating to see how they are undertaking a massive project. Work had stopped while we were there as the contractors had gone into liquidation. Staff were knowledgeable friendly and very enthusiastic about there subject.

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