The castle

Castle Drogo volunteer talking to visitors © National Trust

Castle Drogo volunteer talking to visitors

A castle redisplayed

When the castle reopens on Monday 9 March we'll be telling different stories about the Drewe family, men that built the castle and what would have happened had we not embarked on the project to save Castle Drogo.

The last castle in England - one man's dream

There’s more than meets the eye at Castle Drogo. This castle, encased in scaffolding is in fact only 100 years old, built as an ancestral family home for Julius Drewe, the founder of ‘Home and Colonial Stores’ who retired a millionaire, aged just 33.

Designed by one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, Edwin Luytens, the genius behind the Viceroy’s Palace in New Delhi and the Cenotaph, Drogo is utterly unique.

Drogo inside out

With our building project to save Castle Drogo now well underway, this is an opportunity to see the castle as you've never seen it before. You can see the building work progress before your eyes by climbing up the viewing tower (restrictions apply).

 

Why is there so much scaffolding?

We have embarked on a 5 year project to make the castle watertight. Ever since its construction Drogo has suffered from serious water penetration.

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