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Castle Drogo

England's youngest castle, designed by Lutyens and built of Dartmoor granite with all the mod-cons of the 1920's. At 300 metres high, it catches the wildest of Dartmoor’s weather. Try a spot of croquet on the croquet lawn or amble through the garden and miles of walks in the Teign Gorge.

Castle Drogo
Drewsteignton
EXETER
Devon
EX6 6PB

Telephone

01647 433306

4 Stars

Jun 2013

Ms Robson

Beautiful gardens, but castle is a bit of a building site

Visited Castle Drogo on a beautiful sunny warm day. The gardens are superb and the castle very interesting but as extensive building works are in progress, it is difficult to judge how it would look in normal times.

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3 Stars

Sep 2012

Mr Burns

castle drogo to fingle bridge

Although only built in 1910 well worth visit, a real reminder of past living with contents on display with handy guide book. The walk down to Fingle Bridge and return via the river is a must.

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5 Stars

Jun 2012

Mr Bennett

Last great manor house built in England

This grand house can be seen by a superb and fascinating tour. The history of Castle Drogo and its owners is a marvellous tale. Very pleasant walking offered as well.

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5 Stars

Jul 2010

Mrs Lloyd

The last castle to be built in England. This remarkable 20th Century fortress stands high above the Teign Gorge on Dartmoor.

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5 Stars

Mar 2010

Mrs Pascoe

Fabulous walks

Although the castle itself is closed at some times out of season (for cleaning, maintenance etc) the beautiful walks around the estate are always open. The walk down through the woodland and along the bottom of the gorge are breathtaking (literally, on the way back up!) - but there is the option of popping into the pub halfway around!

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