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Castle Drogo and Gardens

Visiting

Opening hours

Open 13 Mar - 31 Mar 2010 from 11 - 5 (Not Tuesdays)
1 Apr - 5 Sep 2010 from 11 - 5 (& days a week)
6 Sep - 31 Oct 2010 from 11 - 5 (Not Tuesdays)

Contact

Tel. 01647 433 306

Details

Castle Drogo is a country house near Drewsteignton. Built in the 1910s and 1920s for Julius Drewe (founder of the Home and Colonial Stores) from designs by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. It is a Grade I listed building. Castle Drogo is currently the last castle to have been built in England.

Inside this remarkable granite building, set above the Teign Gorge, is a surprisingly warm and comfortable family home. The castle harks back to a romantic past, while its brilliant design heralds the modern era. Behind the imposing façade, poignant family keepsakes sit alongside 17th-century tapestries. The dramatic Dartmoor setting can be appreciated from the delightful formal garden and walks into a rhododendron valley. Tours and fun activities are arranged throughout the year. The National Trust visitor centre and café specialise in local produce have been enlarged and improved.

Note: The approach lane is narrow with tight corners. Extreme moorland weather may be experienced.

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