Opening times for 30 November 2023
Asset Opening time Castle Closed Garden 10:00 - 16:00 Visitor centre 10:00 - 16:00 Café 10:00 - 16:00 Shop 10:00 - 16:00
In summer (March - October) last entry into the castle is 4pm, the castle closes at 4.30pm. In winter last entry 3pm with the castle closing at 3.30pm. The estate and car park are open daily dawn - duskMTWTFSS3031123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930123
Ticket type Gift aid Standard 2 hours £2.00
Castle and gardens
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £15.40 £14.00 Child £7.70 £7.00 Family £38.50 £35.00 1 adult 2 children £23.10 £21.00
November (weekends only)
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £9.90 £9.00 Child £4.95 £4.50 Family £24.75 £22.50
Assistance dogs only
Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the site.
Dogs on leads are welcome, with the exception of the cafe, castle and formal gardens. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the property.
There is a small second hand bookshop in our café.
Limited spaces. If the car park is full please come back another time. Please do not park along the drive as this blocks access for farm vehicles.
Blue Badge parking and drop-off point. Poor phone signal. Accessible toilets. Some uneven surfaces.
Accessible route and/or map
There is an accessible map and walking route available from visitor reception.
Step-free access available via tarmac and gravel paths (please note steep in places).
Accessible toilet at visitor reception.
Braille (guide or menu)
Braille guides are available in the castle
Powered mobility vehicle available
Tramper hire available
There is a drop-off point on entering the main car park to the left.
Ramped access to the castle entrance
The visitor reception, shop and café have induction loops.
There are benches around the grounds and garden and chairs throughout the castle
Large print (guide or menu)
Large copies of maps, children’s trails, and guides available. Please ask at Visitor Reception.
The buggy is available when the Castle is open, as a shuttle to and from the Castle. Please contact us if you require confirmation of the buggy service.
Level access to food outlet
There are wheelchairs available in visitor reception and in the castle.
Level access to shop
5 miles south of A30. From the A30 take A382 Whiddon Down to Moretonhampstead road; turn off at Sandy Park, then follow signs to Castle Drogo. Approach lanes narrow with tight corners. From Plymouth drive over Dartmoor passing Two Bridges, when you reach Moretonhampstead follow the A382 to Sandy Park, turn right, and follow signs up to Castle Drogo. Due to the narrow roads on the approach to Castle Drogo coaches and motorhomes longer than 10.5 metres and wider than 2.39 metres (or bigger than 43 seats) are not recommended.
Parking: 400 yards, parking charges apply, £2 for up to 2 hours, £6 all day. Members free, but please scan your card in the machine to receive a ticket to put on your windscreen.
Castle Drogo is on several long distance walking routes. Two Moors Way, a coast to coast walking route crossing Dartmoor and Exmoor and the Dartmoor way, 108 miles circular route around Dartmoor National park.
Trains run from Exeter to: Yeoford train station (8 miles from Castle Drogo) Okehampton train station (12.3 miles from Castle Drogo)
Take the Stagecoach bus 173 from Exeter City Centre, Bus station stand 1 (Exeter to Chagford). The 173 bus operates Monday to Saturday and takes roughly 1 hour. The bus drops off at the bottom of Castle Drogo's drive which is 800 yard walk uphill to the Visitor Centre.
Castle Drogo is close to National Cycle Network Route 28 which is part of the long distance cycling route, the Dartmoor Way. There are bike racks on site, located near the outside seating area for the café.
Castle Drogo is a two pawprint rated place. You and your dog are welcome to take a gentle stroll around the grounds or head to the Teign Gorge for miles of dog friendly routes.
Take a look at the map of Castle Drogo to help plan your visit.
Mobility Tramper hire is available for use on the estate and grounds, operated in partnership with Countryside Mobility Scheme.
Where dramatic architecture meets innovative family home. A 20th-century castle, overlooking the Teign Gorge.
Explore this ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife on trails along the river.
Created over 100 years ago and carved into the landscape, there's something of interest to see in all seasons.
Pick up souvenirs from your visit at the Castle Drogo shop.
Come and fill up in the Castle Drogo café, with a selection of hot and cold drinks, light lunches and snacks.
The last part of the castle to be built, finished in 1931, with the addition of the bell tower.
Experience a unique Christmas at Castle Drogo. With stunning wintery walks, music, festive food, shopping and a visit from Father Christmas. There's something for everyone to enjoy.
This year the castle will be opening every weekend throughout November. It's the perfect time to visit without the crowds, plus you'll see behind the scenes as the house team get ready for Christmas and undertake the winter conservation cleaning. There's plenty to see and do at Castle Drogo in November, the gardens and estate are still bursting with Autumn colour, warm up in the café with a hot drink or get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Check our opening times for the most up to date information.
Follow the winding paths below the castle into the sheltered Teign Gorge. Explore this ancient gorge teeming with wildlife on trails along the river or soak up views over Dartmoor.
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.
Explore the garden and Teign Gorge at Castle Drogo. With miles of paths to explore, there’s an adventure for children of all ages. Discover the Bunty House in the garden, let off some steam along the river or tick off some of your '50 things to do before you're 11¾'.
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.
What's on at Castle Drogo
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.
Enjoy a visually memorable walk from Castle Drogo that overlooks the dramatic Teign Gorge and takes in a variety of flora, including oak trees and wildflowers.
Take a gentle walk down to Castle Drogo's Hydro Turbine, built over 100 years ago to supply electricity to the castle, and find out more about how it works.
Follow the breathtaking Hunters Path high above the river Teign for chances to spot wildlife and stunning views. The path then drops down into the beautiful woodland as you follow the river back to Castle Drogo.
Sitting prettily in the heart of a village on the square, this ancient thatched country cottage is ideal for couples exploring beautiful Dartmoor.
High above the ancient woodlands of the Teign Gorge stands Castle Drogo. Inspired by the rugged Dartmoor tors that surround it, the castle was designed and built by renowned 20th-century architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The castle has recently come to the end of a major conservation project, making it watertight.
Outside the Lutyens designed garden is colourful in all seasons, and there are miles of pathways to explore in the Teign Gorge.
Find out how Castle Drogo has been conserved using a combination of high-tech and heritage building materials. Discover how the work was funded through generous donations.
We have recently started the project to put the icing on the cake in the Chapel. After finishing work to make the chapel watertight, redecorating the interior, conserving our stained-glass windows and altar rail, the final piece in the jigsaw is conserving our organ so it can be played.
Find out more about volunteering opportunities at Castle Drogo and how you can join the team to play your part in looking after this special family home.