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).

Drogo’s Day of the Triffids!

Marauding Triffids have been spotted ambushing Baby Bunty outside her cottage at Castle Drogo. Head Gardener John Rippin said ” We recently introduced the carnivorous plants to Baby Bunty’s newly re-designed garden and had no idea they would turn into such monsters”.

Latest reports seem to indicate that the situation has stabilised, a spokesperson for the National Trust has commented that that the meat eating plants  seem to have calmed down and can now be seen calmly digesting flies and other creepy crawlies. The following public apology has been issued to Baby Bunty.

“Please accept our deepest apologies. We shall ensure that this kind of horticultural disaster  never happens again. Due to the overwhelming pressure  from our younger visitors we have taken the difficult decision to keep the  plants in your garden.  Be assured however that we shall do our best to keep them well fed with plenty of insects from now on!”.