Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo

The 'last castle to be built in England', set above the Teign Gorge with dramatic views over Dartmoor. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for self-made millionaire Julius Drewe.

It has been undergoing an extensive conservation project for the last 6 years which will conclude in 2019. Throughout the year in the castle you'll be able to see conservation in action with tapestries being rehung, collection cleaned and put back on display and the architecture of the building.

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  • 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

Opening Times:

9 March - 27 October, 11am-5pm, everyday

Visitor Centre, Cafe, Shop and Garden

1 January- 8 March - 10am-4pm, everyday
9 March- 27 October, 9.30am-5pm, everyday*
28 October- 31 December, 10am-4pm (closed 23 - 26 December)

*Garden opens at 10am. Visitor centre and garden close 5.30pm. Café and shop close at 5.30pm in July and August.

Admission Prices:

Castle and Garden: Adult: £13.60, Child: £6.80, Family £34
National Trust Members: Free

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.

Castle Drogo

T: 01647 433306

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Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo

Exeter, DEVON EX6 6PB