Amongst the mysteries of the moor are a gorge, a forge and a spectacular modern fortress

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Castle Drogo

Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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Upcoming events

Buckland Abbey

Medieval Beast Hunt

Wed 24 May 2017
March past a moldiwarpe, catch a coney and hunt for a herinacius. Come along to Buckland Abbey and track down the medieval beasts on our estate walks.
The Church House

Photographic Dartmoor

Wed 24 May 2017
For the second year, photographic artist Dennis Tee
Castle Drogo

Festival of Arts

Wed 24 May 2017
Castle Drogo will be the backdrop for a creative programme of exhibitions and performances celebrating the creative spirit of Dartmoor.
Buckland Abbey

Dine out at Buckland

Wed 24 May 2017
At the heart of the Buckland Abbey estate - the Ox Yard restaurant is opening its doors late for an evening of seasonal flavours prepared on site by Buckland's chefs. Call 01822 856041 to book.
Castle Drogo

Bird detective trail

Fri 26 May 2017
Hunt around the garden and grounds at Castle Drogo to find the boxes to help you become a bird detective (£1 per trail, normal admission applies).


Sat 27 May 2017
A free 5k run once a week for all abilities. The run starts on the drive to Parke House. Don't forget to register with Parkrun http://www.parkrun.org.uk/parke/. Further information on 01626 834748 (weekdays only) or parke@nationaltrust.org.uk.
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