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Explore 'the last castle to be built in England' as the project to save it from certain ruin continues

We’ll be staying open during the conservation work, giving you the opportunity to go behind the scenes. Inside the castle has been redisplayed; wander around our installations which tell the stories of Castle Drogo and explore new rooms that have only been open to visitors since we started our conservation work.

You’ll also be able to see the building work in progress from the viewing tower (restrictions apply), and get closer than ever before to our precious treasures, now displayed in new ways.

Discover the beautiful Lutyens-designed terraced garden with dramatic views of Dartmoor. There’s plenty to see from the rose garden to the quaint Bunty House (Wendy House) complete with its own miniature garden.

Below the castle you can follow the winding paths into the sheltered Teign Valley. Explore this ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife as you follow the trails along the river.

Recharge at the café with a traditional Devon cream tea or tuck into a slice of cake. At our gift shop and plant centre you can pick up a wide range of plants, books, cards and locally produced food.

Wind down and warm up

Enjoy a walk along Mr Drewe’s path  © NTPL

Enjoy a walk along Mr Drewe’s path

Saturday 27 December-Sunday 4 January, 11am-4pm

Relax after Christmas with a walk in the fresh air of the beautiful Drogo garden and estate. Warm up afterwards in our café by trying something from our winter warm up menu and indulge in some retail therapy with sale offers in abundance away from the crowds in our shop. Children can follow the free winter trail around the garden and grounds.

Saving Castle Drogo: Project news

With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), our five year project to save Castle Drogo from collapse is now underway. Learn about the sheer scale of the project and why we need to carry it out.

Project viewing tower

Enjoy a bird's eye view of the building works by climbing up the project viewing tower.

Restrictions apply and the tower is subject to weather and staffing, so please check the website or telephone before visiting.

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March 2015

Next March when the castle reopens we will be telling different stories about the family and the castle, to find out more read our blog.