Hydro turbine open house

The hydro turbine building on the River Teign will be open for you to look inside. The knowledgeable guide will be able to tell you about the history of this building along with how it was restored and how it works.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

The hydro turbine building on the River Teign will be open for you to look inside. The knowledgeable guide will be able to tell you about the history of this building along with how it was restored and how it works.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please make your own way to the hydro turbine. You can either park at Fingle Bridge and walk the 1 mile upstream to the building or park at Castle Drogo and walk down to it.
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothing suitable for the weather.
Accessibility
Due to the rough ground (and the very steep climb back up to Castle Drogo if you park here) you do need to be physically fit to walk to the hydro turbine.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 July 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Castle Drogo
Email
castledrogo@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01647 433306

Upcoming events

Propagation workshop

Thu 25 Apr 2019
14:00-16:00
Thursday 25 April, 2- 4pm Get hands on and join the garden team to learn about propagation from seed and cuttings. Take home some of your propagated results. £5 per person (normal admission applies).

Hydro turbine open house

Sat 27 Apr 2019
11:00-16:00
The hydro turbine building on the River Teign will be open for you to look inside. The knowledgeable guide will be able to tell you about the history of this building along with how it was restored and how it works.

Wild Tribe

Sun 19 May 2019
11:00-14:00
Join the Wild Tribe at Castle Drogo for bushcraft activities for children aged between 5-12. No booking required. Free event. 19 May-the activities will be bushcraft fire lighting for beginners up to bowdrills and axe throwing.

Brilliant Butterflies and Magnificent Moths trail

Sat 25 May 2019
11:00-16:00
Follow the butterfly and moth trail through the garden and grounds, hunting out the clues to help you claim your prize. £1 (includes a badge as a prize).

Crafty castle capers

Tue 28 May 2019
11:00-16:00
Get your hands dirty by joining in a variety of fun filled crafty activities. Activities (and prices) will vary from making masks to clay modelling. 9 April-Children can make pipe cleaner finger puppets. £1. 16 April-Children can decorate...

Evening garden walk and talk

Thu 04 Jul 2019
17:00-18:30
Join one of our garden team to learn more about herbaceous borders through the season at Castle Drogo. £5 per person (normal admission applies).