Castle Drogo

Important notice -

The gardens, estate, café and shop at Castle Drogo are open. The Castle will open on 17 May. On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry.

Where dramatic architecture meets innovative family home. A 20th century castle overlooking the Teign Gorge.

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Castle Drogo

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

The estate, café (takeaway), shop, car park and facilities are open at Castle Drogo. To visit the garden, you'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before you visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Bright blue skies above castle drogo, lawn in the foreground.

Visiting Castle Drogo: What you need to know  

We’re delighted to be able to welcome you back. There may be some changes to your visit as the pandemic has affected the way we’re able to do things. Opening times and days may be affected, along with the way you experience the place. Please read this article carefully so that you know what to expect before booking your visit.

Castle Drogo

Things to see and do

The Drawing Room at Castle Drogo.

A castle redisplayed 

Come and explore the Castle redisplayed, with rooms once again full of collection items. Uncover the stories of the Drewe family and their family home on Dartmoor.

Couple walking a dog on woodland path

Explore the Teign Gorge 

Follow the winding paths below the castle into the sheltered Teign Gorge. Explore this ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife on trails along the river.

The Bunty House garden is full of spring flowers.

Things to do for families at Castle Drogo this Spring 

We’ve got lots to keep young adventurers entertained. From 50 things activities, to miles of pathways in the woods to run wild in.

The sunken rose garden at Castle Drogo

The garden at Castle Drogo 

Enter the castle's gardens and feel as if you've been transported to a fascinating and beautiful new world.

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Visiting Castle Drogo with your dog  

Find out where you can take your dog at Castle Drogo.

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Eating and shopping

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The shop at Castle Drogo 

Our shop is reopening from the 12 April. For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, which will be via card only. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Castle Drogo for everyone, for ever.

Girl eating an ice cream

The café at Castle Drogo 

Our café has reopened and will be serving hot and cold drinks, lunches, light snacks and of course cake. We've introduced some new safety measures, including, screens at our tills and collection points and waymarked routes. Please be aware that you will be required to test and trace before service. Indoor seating will be open from the 17 May. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you will support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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Join or give

Visitors walking in the garden in spring at Belton House, Lincolnshire

Experience more with National Trust membership 

Now more than ever, we all need access to nature, fresh air and open spaces. Become a member today and you can explore our outdoor places and park at most of our car parks free of charge. What's more, your membership will go towards looking after nature, beauty and history for generations to come.

Sunflowers at Rhosili and South Gower Coast, Wales

We need your support 

Our natural world and places of historic beauty are at serious risk. Give today and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.

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Our work

Our work

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Castle Drogo on the National Trust Collections website