Visiting Castle Drogo: What you need to know

Autumnal trees by the river Teign.

Please be aware that the property, including visitor centre (café, shop and toilets), garden and grounds are closed for winter maintenance from the 17 January – 18 February. The castle is currently closed for winter and will open from the 14 March. If you do wish to access the Teign Gorge walks the car park is open dawn till dusk but there are no facilities available during this period. Here’s some information about what to expect when we reopen.

What is open?

The Teign Gorge and car park are open. 

Our opening times change throughout the year, please visit our opening times on our home page for the most up to date information. We may, on occasion, close the property due to extreme weather. If a closure is required we will communicate this on our website.

Arriving at Castle Drogo by car

Parking for members is free, for non-members charges apply. It is possible to pay via phone from our car park machines, alternatively head to our visitor centre to purchase a ticket using card payment.

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 designated accessible parking available, as well as spaces for motorhomes.

Staying safe at Castle Drogo

To help keep everyone safe we are keeping some of our previous measures in place, including screens at our tills. Face coverings are required (unless exempt) in all 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 Teign Gorge 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 (link at the bottom of this page), for full details.


Most of the routes around the grounds follow 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 accessibility at Castle Drogo.

Access statement Castle Drogo (PDF / 0.1MB) download  

Hire of our Tramper (all terrain mobility scooter) is available daily, further information can be found on our access statement. Please email for bookings and enquiries. 

If you have an accessibility question or need advice that isn’t answered in our access statement, please email the above email address or talk to a member of staff on your arrival.


Our café serves a range of hot and cold food and drinks. At present we are unable to provide an online menu. Further information about our café can be found in our cafe article (link at the bottom of this page).