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: Indoors Programme of specialised
guided tours, family trails and events. 61
Outdoors Lutyens-designed terraced garden, games on
lawn. 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
Castle Drogo M

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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