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.

Nothing is normal at Drogo, as the castle is currently undergoing a major conservation project to save it, by making it watertight. This year inside the castle is a transition year as collection is unpacked and goes back on display, some rooms are back to 'normal' whilst others have become storage areas. Outside the Lutyens designed garden is colourful in all seasons, and there are miles of pathways to explore in the Teign Gorge.

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, café and toilets are open everyday from 10am 4pm. 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