Castle Drogo


Castle Drogo is a country house near Drewsteignton in Devon. It was built from 1911 and was finished in 1930 for Julius Drewe (businessman and founder of the Home and Colonial Stores) to designs by architect Edwin Lutyens, and is a Grade I listed building.

It is currently undergoing a 5-year conservation project (2013–2017) to finally make it watertight. They are staying open during the conservation work, giving you the opportunity to go behind the scenes. Inside the castle has been redisplayed by three artists, you will see elements of the collection brought together in creative ways, and darkened spaces brought to life revealing new aspects of Drogo's remarkable story.

Discover the beautiful Lutyens-designed terraced garden with dramatic views of Dartmoor. There’s plenty to see from the rose garden to the quaint Bunty House (Wendy House) complete with its own miniature garden.

Below the castle you can follow the winding paths into the sheltered Teign Valley. Explore this ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife as you follow the trails along the river.

Recharge at the café with a traditional Devon cream tea or tuck into a slice of cake. At our gift shop and plant centre you can pick up a wide range of plants, books, cards and locally produced food.

Join the National Trust for free entry at Castle Drogo and many more properties across Devon and UK.


  • Castle Drogo
  • Drewsteignton
  • Devon
  • EX6 6PD