Half Term at Castle Drogo

Looking for something to do this half term? Come along to Castle Drogo and see the house waking up for the new season. There have been some dramatic changes over the winter. We have had to Acro prop the scullery and after some pieces of concrete came away from the ceiling outside the larder we have unfortunately had to close this area as it is now unsafe. This is a clear example of how serious the water ingress to the castle has become and why we need to act now to save it. For more information visit http://tinyurl.com/6lvaxj5 The castle is open every day from 11am to 4pm until Sunday 19 February and then is open at weekends until Saturday 10 March when it will be open for the new season.

 

There is also lots to do outside this week to make the most of the slightly warmer weather. Why not come and take a walk around the gardens to see if you can spot the first signs of spring. We have a trail around the garden and grounds with lots of activities to do inspired by Dartmoor and the Drogo estate including a scavenger hunt and the chance to become an animal estate agent. The trail is available for £1.50 from visitor reception and includes a prize at the end. On Sunday 19 February at 10am you can join the Teign Valley Wild Tribe at Fingle Bridge Meadows were there will be lots of hands on activities to get involved with (£2 per adult, £4 per child, booking advisable on 01647 433356).

‘Save Castle Drogo’ Bunting goes on display

'Save Castle Drogo' Bunting
We would like to thank all the volunteers and local groups who worked so hard to make the bunting, shown above.  This is now on display in our Visitor Centre and will promote the ‘Save Castle Drogo’ appeal,  helping to raise the funds required to carry out urgently needed building works. For further information please contact Paula Clarke on 01647 434130

Castle Drogo’s ‘Last chance saloon’ press coverage

Castle Drogo needs your help or its game over – we have just launched a public appeal to raise £1.5M as a contribution towards the £11M cost of saving Drogo forever.

Here is a selction of of the media coverage we have got today:

Westcountry ITV News
The Independent
The Daily Telegraph
BBC
Culture 24
Guardian
Guardian Editorial

If you want to support the appeal go to here

You can also follow the Castle Drogo campaign on twitter at www.twitter.com@savecastledrogo and on facebook at www.facebook.com/savecastledrogo