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Hydro Turbine Open Day

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 (admission applies)

This is a free drop in event. Come and learn about how hydro power has been used at Castle Drogo from 1929 to the present day. Guides will be opening the Hydro for visitors to come and look inside.

To get to the Hydro from the Castle Drogo car park please follow the Hunters path down to the Iron Bridge, cross over onto the Foresters track and follow the path towards Fingle Bridge. Alternatively, you can access the Hydro from Fingle Bridge by following the riverside path for around 40 minutes.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Child friendly

Meeting point

The Hydro Turbine Building is located by the Salmon leaps along the river Teign.

What to bring and wear

Please wear suitable clothing. The Dartmoor weather is changeable, and the location requires some walking on rough uneven paths.

Accessibility

The location is around a 40-minute walk down from the castle car park. The route is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. If parking at Fingle Bridge, walkers can access the Hydro by following the Fisherman’s path.

Other

There is no charge to access the estate (where the Hydro is located). Car parking charges apply at the Castle Drogo car park and to access the castle and grounds. The event will be cancelled in the event of high winds. Please check the website before travelling.

Upcoming events

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Nursery Corridor Exhibition 

The Nursery Corridor will be open for you to explore, with displays about recently acquired collection items and the conservation that we do here at Castle Drogo.

Event summary

on
24 Jun to 31 Oct 2024
at
10:30 to 16:30
+ 56 other dates or times
Event

Fun Thursdays 

Build a boat with us this summer and take part in our 1924 Paris games sailing race.

Event summary

on
25 Jul to 29 Aug 2024
at
11:00 to 15:00
+ 5 other dates or times
Event

Hydro Open Day 

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.

Event summary

on
15 Sep 2024
at
11:00 to 15:00