This extraordinary castle of granite and oak was built by Sir Edward Lutyens between 1910 and 1930 and is thought to be the ... More
Castle Drogo (National Trust)
This extraordinary castle of granite and oak was built by Sir Edward Lutyens between 1910 and 1930 and is thought to be the last castle built in England. You can get a fascinating glimpse of Victorian life both above and below stairs, visiting the dining room, drawing room and kitchen. The house is surrounded by gardens including a formal terraced garden and a huge circular croquet lawn, which you can use by hiring equipment from the reception area. There are scenic walks along the 300 foot gorge and down to the nearby River Teign. There is also a Restaurant and Tea Rooms for refreshments, a children's play area, shop and plant sales, and facilities for the disabled.
Tuesday 28 August. Check with this linked site for Castle Drogo opening times. Result - open 11-5 daily except Friday. We then drove the 45 miles from Plymouth to Drogo result CLOSED on Tuesdays. POOR. Also no signs at entrance to Estate depicting opening hours AND the Tourist Information shop in Bovey Tracy sold me brochure (1.50) again depicting Friday closing. POOR. I appreciate the NT's right to alter dates but several other tourists were misled at the site when we were there. 90 miles wasted through poor effort to update material. (If you changed date this year - it is now end of AUGUST!)
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