Castle Drogo | Day Out With The Kids

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Castle Drogo

2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Exeter
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Currently Closed

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Attraction Information

Explore the last castle to be built in England, nestled into the beautiful Devon countryside, take your little explorers and discover all sorts of wonderful secrets. 

Once inside the majestic castle, set off to explore the 14 awesome rooms, with everything for little history buffs from a library to Adrian’s Memorial Room. Step into the life of a servant too, and explore the servants corridor and kitchens, this castle is packed full of hidden treasures to discover! 

Looking for a gorgeous garden? From the formal garden through to the infamous Teign Gorge classic circuit walk that will take you around Dartmouth, there’s plenty for the kids to explore. There’s plenty of other walks to discover too, and keep your eyes out for all the beautiful flowers as they come into bloom, we bet they’ll smell lovely! 

  • Great castle to explore 
  • Beautiful gardens for you to stroll through 
  • Loads of great walks to head off on 
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Opening hours

Please see website for details

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £12.80
Kids: £6.40
 Family from £19.20

Travel & Contact Information


Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 6PB, England

Phone number

01647 433306



Click here to visit Castle Drogo's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Castle Drogo has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Some areas of the house aren't fully accessible, please check the attractions website for more details

Castle Drogo has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome


Its not what you think it is 2 out of 5 stars

Restoration of the castle means much of the building is not on view. Beautiful gardens but it was very wet the day we visited so trying to find cover was difficult. before we got to the castle, we toured the garden and played a little tennis with the kids on the lawn. After a short tour of the castle (20 mins max) we returned to our car to eat our picnic as nowhere else undercover to eat unless we purchased something from the cafe and clearly had signs saying no picnics. Only persons over 1.2 meters could go up the tower so the one thing my kids really wanted to do was not available to them. Overall probably would have been better to visit on a dry sunny day, and maybe once my kids were much older. I hope the castle tour would be better once the 6 years of restorations are done, but at the moment only half a day is needed here.

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