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Notice: Due to building works there will be no step free access on 21 and 22 August. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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, allowing you an opportunity to go behind the scenes. Wander around our 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 tower (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 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 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.

Summer holiday fun

Children enjoying the grounds at Castle Drogo © NTPL

Children enjoying the grounds at Castle Drogo

We've got lots going on this summer holiday to keep your little ones entertained.

Our inside out trail is running every day from Saturday 19 July until Sunday 7 September (£1.50 including a prize). Or you can get your hands dirty by joining in our crafty castle capers starting Wednesday 30 July and then every Wednesday in August 11am-4pm (a small charge applies for the craft).

Explore our 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.

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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    If you would like to find out more about what's going on behind the scenes visit our blog.

Take a break

Visitors are enjoying the views from Sharp Tor while walking their dogs

Just 10 minutes off the A30 our café and estate walks are free to access. Enjoy a cream tea in our café and discover peaceful corners to rest and relax in.