Castle Drogo

Important notice -

The garden, café, car park and toilets are open. To guarantee entry to the gardens book your visit in advance. Check our What's On page for information and booking. Limited parking for Teign Gorge walks (no booking required).

Nothing is normal. Dramatic castle overlooking the Teign Gorge, undergoing a conservation project to make it watertight

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Please book ahead before visiting 

The formal garden and toilets are open. You’ll need to book tickets online or by calling 0344 249 1895 by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary, however if you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Castle Drogo Garden (21 Sept - 27 Sept)

Tue 22 Sep 2020
Book your timed entry to visit Castle Drogo Garden.
Children enjoying an autumn walk with crispy leaves

Autumn family fun at Castle Drogo 

Come and experience the seasons change and learn the mischievous ways of the Dartmoor pixies in the October trail. You can also find out which '50 things to do before you're 11¾.'

Two dogs being walked along a leafy path

Bringing your dog to Castle Drogo 

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

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Eating and shopping

Pumpkin soup

Feeling peckish? 

The café has reopened serving a range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and a selection of warming options perfect for the changing season. Limited indoor seating is also available. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. In line with government guidelines you'll be required to wear a face covering in our café from 24 July. Please bring one with you. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Marmalade in the shop

The shop at Castle Drogo 

Come and get all your goodies in the Castle Drogo shop, along with locally sourced gifts, a selection of plants or souvenirs from your visit. The shop is open Friday to Tuesday 11am till 4pm. There is a one way system in place and face coverings are required to be worn. 

Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.

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Join or give

Visitors in the garden at a National Trust place

Experience more with National Trust membership 

As we gradually and safely open more of the places we care for, there’ll be more opportunities to explore gardens and parklands near you. If you’re a member, you can access all these places free, together with most National Trust car parks. It’s so important for everyone to have fresh air, birdsong, big skies and open spaces to enjoy. Your membership will go towards looking after all of this 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

Details of three portraits

Addressing our histories of colonialism and historic slavery 

Castle Drogo, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, deals with contentious political histories. Learn more about what we are doing to be inclusive in our work and acknowledge the impact and legacies of colonialism.

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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