Group bookings at Castle Drogo

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We pride ourselves in tailoring your visit to your group. The castle may not be set up as a traditional National Trust property at the moment, although there are many interesting, informative and unique experiences to be had and enjoyed by all ages.

The castle is currently displayed to tell the story of the Drewe family and the architecture of the building. There is a lot of the collection on display in the rooms in the south end of the castle where the building restoration is now complete.

Bringing a coach?

Due to the narrow roads on the approach to Castle Drogo we do not recommend bringing a coach that is longer than 10.5 metres, wider than 2.39 metres or bigger than 43 seats. The best route is coming off the A30 at Whiddon down (to A382), then taking the first exit at the roadabout to Sandy Park and then turning left opposite the pub. (This left hand turn can be very tight if cars have parked on the junction).

Planning your visit

We would recommend allowing 60-90 minutes to tour the castle (there are around 14 rooms open) and around 30 minutes for the garden. The estate can be anywhere from 30 minutes to a whole day depending on the walks and paths you choose to take.


We offer many tours depending on your group's interest from architecture to garden tours. These incur a charge of £5 per person and do need to be booked in advance. For the full details of the tours please download the group booking information leaflet.

Food and beverage facilities

Visit our café where we can offer a wide range of food and beverage options for groups; from teas and coffee on your group's arrival, to buffet lunches to hot main meals (lunch).
We do our best to tailor our food and beverage options to suit your group’s needs, so if you would like further information, including menus and prices please contact our food and beverage manager on 01647 434143 or via email.
If you would like to make a booking please complete the group booking form below and return it to us via email or post to:
Group Bookings
Castle Drogo
Near Exeter
We will then contact you to discuss your booking and any arrangements you may request. Alternatively, if you have any further questions or queries regarding organising and planning a group visit to Castle Drogo please contact us using the above contact details or telephone 01647433306 (extension 100) and we'll be happy to help.
We hope to see you soon.

Group booking information (PDF / 0.9794921875MB) download

Group booking form 2019 (PDF / 0.05859375MB) download