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.

At the beginning of 2017 the castle was redisplayed telling the story of the Drewe family and how the castle was built from 1911-1930. 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 minutes-90 minutes to tour the castle (there are around 14 rooms open) and around 30 minutes for the gardens. The estate can be anywhere from 30 minutes to a whole day depending on the walks and paths you choose to take.


We offer tours for group visits, from behind the scenes tours onto the building site, to in-depth tours of the castle. We have four different tours on offer and all of our group tours incur an additional fee of £5 per person. The duration of each tour is around 1 hour and the minimum number per tour is 10 people.

Booking is essential and payment is required to be made 30 days before your group’s visit with confirmation of numbers. Payments for group tours are non-refundable.


Catering facilities

Visit our café where we offer a wide range of catering facility for groups, from teas and coffee on your group's arrival, to buffet lunches within a private function room (availability dependant), to hot main meals (lunch).
We do our best to tailor our catering to suit your group’s needs, so if you would like further information, including menus and prices please contact our catering 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.

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