About Castle Drogo

The rather deceptive Castle Drogo in Devon has all the appearance of a medieval castle and yet was actually constructed in the early 20th century. It is said to be the last castle to be built in England.

Built to resemble an imposing medieval fortress, Castle Drogo was in fact built for businessman, retailer and entrepreneur Julius Drewe, who made his fortune at a young age and wished to have his family home built in the style of a medieval castle. Designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the castle took 20 years to complete.

At the time of writing Castle Drogo is open to the public, but is also undergoing a five year conservation project due to be completed in 2017. Visitors to this National Trust property at its stunning setting above the Teign Gorge can tour the castle’s updated layout and newly displayed historic treasures as well as its expansive grounds and gardens. There’s also a viewing tower which offers a good view of the works taking place (restrictions apply).

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