Save Castle Drogo
We’ve embarked on a major restoration project to save Castle Drogo for future generations to enjoy. Your support could help us protect Drogo from being destroyed by the raging torrents of Dartmoor rain.
The castle has suffered from major structural problems ever since it was built, resulting in serious leaks and water damage throughout the building.With water now rusting away at the steel infrastructure, time is running out. Without this vital work Castle Drogo would have to be abandoned within ten years, depriving us all of this national treasure.
This is not simply a roof repair - far from it. The water penetrates through all the stone work and windows and so, in addition to replacing the roof, we are going to repoint the castle walls, take down and rebuild the battlements and refurbish 913 windows.
Please support our work in saving Castle Drogo from becoming a ruin.
Save Drogo and win a prize
Feeling lucky? Then why not pick up a raffle ticket for your chance to win £10,000.
Whenever you buy a raffle ticket from the room guides at Drogo, the money goes straight into supporting our project to make the castle watertight.
What's more, every pound you spend is doubled so your donation means twice as much.
Fundraise for Castle Drogo
Fundraising is a great way to try something different whilst raising money for this magical castle.
We’ve had a great response from the local community with sponsored walks from Chagford Primary School and fundraising craft activities by the local Brownies.
Where will your money go?
• £28 today could buy a window pane, to replace one damaged as a result of water penetration
• £35.28 could provide 12kg of lime mortar to protect the building's walls from the elements for generations to come
• £50 would be a significant contribution to helping us achieve our most challenging task, installing a two-layer membrane that will make the castle roof watertight