Castle Drogo

High above the ancient woodlands of the Teign Gorge stands Castle Drogo. Inspired by the rugged Dartmoor tors surrounding it, the castle was designed and built by renowned 20th-century architect Sir Edwin Lutyens for the self-made millionaire Julius Drewe. Times are changing at Drogo, as the project to restore the castle and grounds to a state worthy of the Drewe family nears completion after six years of major conservation work. Inside the castle a programme of conservation and redisplay reveals what it takes to care for the building and collection, telling the stories of Drogo and celebrating its architecture.

Note: access may be restricted or changed due to reinstatement works. Access guide available. Eat, shop, stay: popular licensed café in the visitor centre, with outside seating, serving light meals, homemade cakes and scones. Picnics welcome in orchard. Shop stocking gifts, local beers, jams and a good-sized plant centre. Holiday cottage nearby at Chagford.

Things to see and do:
Programme of specialised guided tours, family trails and events.
Lutyens-designed terraced garden, games onlawn. Walks into the Teign Gorge, views across Dartmoor, riverside paths. Dogs: welcome on leads in grounds and wider estate. Assistance dogs only in formal garden.

Find out more: 01647 433306 or

National Trust - Castle Drogo, Castle Drogo Drive, Drewsteignton, Exeter, UK

01647 433306

Guided tours Wellbeing walks

Transport options: Parking nearby, Disabled parking

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