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Castle Drogo

2 star Rating 2/5 (1 review)

Exeter, Devon, England

Attraction Information

  • Castles and Palaces icon Castles and Palaces

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

At Castle Drogo you can explore 'the last castle to be built in England' as the quest to save it from ruin continues.

The treasures in the house are still on display inside, but the rooms have been redisplayed and focus more on the family and original building work. There are interactive displays to find out more about the building work.

Outside, discover the beautiful terraced garden with dramatic views of Dartmoor, the fragrant rose garden and the quirky little Bunty House (like a Wendy House!) which comes complete with its own miniature garden and will delight the kids!

Facilities

  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 6PB, England

Contact

Click here to visit Castle Drogo's website
01647 433306

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

3rd March - 4th November: Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

 

Pricing

Adults: £12.80

Kids £6.40

Family: £31.90

 

Last Entry

30 minutes before closing. 

More Information

Pets allowed

Pets are allowed.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food/milk warming facilities available.

Guest suitability

Due to many stairs there are only 2 rooms in the castle which are wheelchair accessible. There is an iPad to borrow for those who can't access the whole house. There is a tramper (mobility scooter) for hire for those who wish to access the estate.

Public transport

By bus: take the Dartline Coaches Bus 173 leaving from Exeter bus station (passing Exeter Central train station), available Monday to Saturday. The bus drops off at the bottom of Castle Drogo's drive which is a 800 yard walk uphill to the Visitor Centre.

Reviews

Its not what you think it is

2 star Rating 2 / 5

Written by squelchyno1 . 30.07.18


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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Exeter, Devon, England

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