Visiting Castle Drogo: What you need to know

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

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Castle Drogo. The castle, gardens, estate, visitor Centre, shop and café are open. Here’s some information about what to expect when you visit. From the 19 July we will continue to keep some measures in place to enable us to open safely.

What is open?

The castle, chapel, estate, garden, car park, cafe, shop, 2nd hand bookshop and toilets are open. 

Once in the garden there is no designated route to follow, but we do have a one-way system to enter and exit the garden.

The castle will have a one-way system in place. Please be aware the route through the castle includes stairs throughout including at the exit. 

Arriving at Castle Drogo by car

We have limited space in our car park, if the car park is full please do not park along the driveway as this blocks access for farm vehicles. There is also designated accessible parking available.

Staying safe at Castle Drogo

To help keep everyone safe. From the 19 July we are keeping some of our previous measures in place, including screens at our tills. It is not mandatory to wear a face covering. However, we would recommend wearing one in indoor spaces. 

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit. 

Bringing your dog?

Dogs are welcome at Castle Drogo on the estate and around the grounds. Dogs are not permitted in the formal garden, castle, or café. Take a look at our visiting Castle Drogo with your dog article, for full details.


Most of the garden route follows hard-standing paths, but there are steep slopes and narrow paths in places. There are benches throughout the garden to offer you places to rest along the way. See the access statement for more information on access at Castle Drogo.

The buggy is available most days for a shuttle service to and from the castle, please note the buggy is run by volunteers so is subject to staffing that day. We are sorry but we are unable to offer tramper (off road mobility scooter) currently. We are working hard to get this service available soon.

If you have accessibility question or need advice on routes around the garden or estate, please talk to a member of staff on your arrival.