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

We're staying open during the conservation work, giving you the opportunity to go behind the scenes. Inside the castle has been redisplayed by three artists, you will see elements of the collection brought together in creative ways, and darkened spaces brought to life revealing new aspects of Drogo's remarkable story.

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.

Summer holiday fun

There’s lots to do for children at Castle Drogo © NTPL

There’s lots to do for children at Castle Drogo

Saturday 18 July-Sunday 6 September, 11am-4pm

Every day in the holidays become a Drogo detective and follow the trail around the garden and grounds to uncover the different elements that make up Drogo. £1.50 per trail (including a prize). Or join us every Tuesday for crafty castle capers to get your hands dirty by joining in a variety of fun filled crafty activities, (a small charge applies).

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.

Visiting as a family?

We've got lots to see and do at Castle Drogo including a free children's trail to wander around the garden with. Read what other activities there are.

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Viewing tower

Join one of our knowledgeable tour guides to climb up the viewing tower to look down onto the building work. There are some restrictions so please read the article below before you visit.