Castle Drogo

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Castle Drogo Blackdown Barn


Inside this remarkable granite building, set above the Teign Gorge, is a surprisingly warm and comfortable family home.

Commissioned by retail tycoon Julius Drewe, and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the castle harks back to a romantic past, while its brilliant design heralds the modern era. Behind the imposing facade, poignant family keepsakes sit alongside 17th-century tapestries. The dramatic Dartmoor setting can be appreciated from the delightful formal garden and walks into a rhododendron valley. Tours and fun activities are arranged throughout the year. Our visitor centre and café specialising in local produce have been enlarged and improved. Note: approach lane is narrow with tight corners. Extreme moorland weather may be experienced.

* Within the austere granite castle, discover unexpected family comforts. 

* Explore the Arts & Crafts-inspired garden. 

* Enjoy the estate's changing landscapes, from moorland to woodland. 

Make the most of your day with the events throughout the year. 'Enjoy a guided tour or activity, available most days. Waymarked walks through estate and garden. 

Quizzes and trails. Play croquet on dry summer days. Find out more about Castle Drogo and Dartmoor by following our blog. Dogs: Dogs on leads welcome throughout estate and informal garden areas.