Christmas at Castle Drogo
Christmas at Castle Drogo is focussing on the simple things this Christmas; music, food and family. Play traditional games in the castle with your family, head to the kitchen to discover what's on the menu for Christmas dinner, or simply relax in the Drawing room and listen to some festive music. With beautifully decorated rooms the castle is sure to brighten up the darkest Dartmoor day
In the house
Christmas in the Castle
The Castle will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from December 1 until 15, then daily from 15 to 23 December.
See the rooms decorated to celebrate its collection and those who lived here.
Throughout the Christmas period we will be inviting local musicians to play in the castle. Come and join us for a carol or sit and enjoy the beautiful Drawing Room while it’s bought to life with music. Muicans will be at Castle Drogo on 3, 8,9,10,15,16, 17,19,20 and 22. We will try to update the webiste if there are changes to this.
Spend quality time with family and friends and enjoy some traditonal games in the castle. In the Dining room and Kitchen find out what the Drewe family had for Christmas dinner and maybe take home some food inspiration for your own Christmas feast.
Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for updates on what’s going on each day.
Father Christmas is making room in his busy schedule to come and visit Castle Drogo. Why not plan a festive visit to see him, settle down for a story by the fireside and have a magical day out. For further information, dates, times and to book please follow the link to our booking page.
Around the grounds
From Friday 1 December, go on a wintery walk with your little ones and take part in our winter snowman trail. Explore the gardens in winter and remeber to keep an eye out for snowmen, there's 10 to find.
With miles of pathways throughout the Teign Gorge, winter is a great time to get out and connect with nature. Whatever the weather, the dramatic Dartmoor landscape provides the perfect backdrop for a wintry stomp.
Eating and shopping
Christmas food and drink
Stop in and refuel after a bracing winter walk, or recharge after a visit to the castle. Festive favourites for those with a sweet tooth include crumble topped mince pies, mincemeat brownies, gingerbread and festive spiced muffins. The cafe will also be offering their popular mulled wine and mince pie offer, with a non-alcoholic spiced apple juice alternative.
Just popping in for a cuppa? There's lots of festive hot drinks on the menu including speciality seasonal coffee’s and hot chocolates.
For lunches and light bites the cafe wil be offering a range of hot and cold sandwiches such as Turkey & cranberry and Brie & cranberry, or for those wanting a bit more our sesonal lunch menu will be availble daily.
The Castle Drogo shop is the perfect place to find all of your Christmas presents. We've got gifts for everyone. Stop by and ask the team about some of our locally sourced products. If you purchase gifts and wrapping paper our team will wrap up your gifts free of charge so you can relax and enjoy the festive perioud.
Step back in time and experience a historic Christmas first-hand. See houses decked out with decorations from across history and be transported right back to the festivities of the time.
Plan a festive family day out and meet Father Christmas in his grotto this Christmas. You can even settle down for a storytelling session or leave a gift at a reverse grotto at some of the places in our care.
With carol services and choirs performing at many of our places, you’ll find lots of ways to get in the Christmas spirit at these merry events near you.
Explore the castle’s interior and discover its precious treasures and family stories. As the last castle to be built in England modern features were included for the ambitious owner.
The café at Castle Drogo serves hot and cold drinks, lunches, snacks and sweet treats. Afterwards, stop off at the shop for a choice of gifts and souvenirs to take home with you.
Castle Drogo’s garden is the highest garden cared for by the National Trust. Discover circular lawns, formal terraces, a rhododendron garden and a tranquil Chapel Garden at this castle garden on Dartmoor.