Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo is situated high above the Teign Gorge. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for self-made millionaire Julius Drewe.

It looks ancient, but this remarkable building was only constructed 100 years ago, the last castle ever built in England. From the beginning it has suffered from water penetration and has for the last 8 years been undergoing a conservation project to make the Castle watertight. As the building work comes to an end the interior of the castle has been redisplayed after years in storage. Once reopened, you can explore the castles refreshed layout, discover its precious treasures, fascinating stories, and unique history. Outside the castle, stroll around the formal gardens, alive with colour throughout the seasons. Or explore the Teign Valley with its ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife. There's a variety of routes to suit all abilities. No visit is complete without a stop to recharge in the café, serving traditional Devon cream teas and many more seasonal and locally sourced options.

Visit website

  • Frances Richardson, Mrs Julius Drewe (1871 - 1954)

    This oil painting of Frances by Charles Martin Hardie shows her in her younger years in the rose garden at Wadhurst Hall and it is very clear that she must have been a very beautiful woman. No wonder Julius fell in love with her.

  • Julius Charles Drewe (1856-1931)

    This oil painting shows Julius in the year of his death in 1931.

Admission & prices

Please see website for current opening arrangements and prices.

Find us

By road:
5 miles south of A30. Take A382 Whiddon Down to Moretonhampstead road; turn off at Sandy Park. Approach lanes are narrow with tight corners.
On foot:
Two Moors Way
By bus:
Exeter to Moretonhampstead route (Monday-Friday)


  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Cafe on-site
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Wheelchair access to two rooms, shallow stairs to other floors. There is a digital book to borrow for those unable to see the other floors of the castle. A buggy operates from the visitor centre to the castle.

Important notice - Our car park for Teign Gorge walks is open, limited spaces available, if the car park is full please come back another time. The visitor centre, gardens, café and toilets are open everyday from 10am 5pm. Please head to our website to book your visit. The castle will remain closed until further notice.

Castle Drogo

T: 01647 433306

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Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo

Exeter, DEVON EX6 6PB