Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 6PB
High above the Teign Gorge on the edge of Dartmoor stands Castle Drogo. Reminiscent of a medieval fortress the castle was designed and built between 1910 and 1930 by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens for self-made millionaire Julius Drewe. Inspired by the rugged Dartmoor tors that surround it, Castle Drogo was laboriously shaped and chiselled by hand out of local granite and is a lasting memorial to the men who built it.
We are currently half way through a 5 year building project to save the castle and make it watertight. We're staying open during the conservation work, giving you the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see what it takes to conserve our historic buildings. Inside the castle has been redisplayed by artists, you will see elements of the collection brought together in creative ways, and darkened spaces brought to life revealing new aspects of Drogo's remarkable story.You'll also be able to see the building work in progress by climbing the scaffolding viewing tower (restrictions apply).
Stretch your legs in the gardens and follow the winding paths into the Teign Valley. Recharge at the cafe with a traditional Devon cream tea or tuck into a slice of cake. At our gift shop and plant centre you can pick up a wide range of plants, books and gifts for every occasion.
No booking required
Access to castle is limited as there are many flights of stairs and different levels. Only entrance hall and one other room fully accessible.
Date last modified: 30th November 1999 at 01:00