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

We’ll be staying open during the conservation work, allowing you a once in a lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes. Wander around our stunning exhibitions which tell the stories of Castle Drogo and explore new rooms, never before open to the public. You’ll also be able to see the building work in progress from the viewing platform (restrictions apply), and get closer than ever before to our precious treasures, now displayed in brand new ways.

Discover the beautiful Lutyens-designed terraced garden, the highest in the care of the National Trust, with dramatic views of Dartmoor. There’s plenty to see from the colourful rhododendron valley and rose gardens 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 roaring 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.

Explore our stunning exhibitions

Find out how Julius Drewe made his fortune and was able to build a castle © Steven Haywood

Find out how Julius Drewe made his fortune and was able to build a castle

Our project to save the castle begins with our rooms transformed by exhibitions. Discover how Drogo was built with our recreation of an Edwardian building site and explore the Postcard Theatre, representing the dreams of the Edwardian age. Learn how the Drewe family made their fortune with our tea-chest castle and see our memorial to the stonemasons who fought in the Great War.


Explore the gardens and admire the views that surround the castle  © Andrew Butler

Explore the gardens and admire the views that surround the castle

Upon entering the garden you are transported to a different world, away from the natural landscape and expansive views across Dartmoor that surround the castle. Stroll around the Rose Garden, Fragrant Garden, Circular Lawn and herbaceous borders.

Or why not explore the wider estate and take a walk on Hunter's path to discover why Julius Drewe chose this impregnable site for his castle.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Join us on the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail © Cadbury

Join us on the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Fri 18 - Mon 21 April, 11am-4pm

Become a Castle Drogo Eggsplorer and follow the trail around the garden and grounds to claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize. £2 per trail. Normal admission prices apply.


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 platform

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

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

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Looking for volunteers at Castle Drogo

Get involved and join us on our journey to save Castle Drogo. From room guiding to buggy driving, inside or out we need you.