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.
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