Castle Drogo Castles
The 'last castle to be built in England', set above the Teign Gorge with dramatic views over Dartmoor.
Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built between 1911 and 1931 for the self-made food retailing millionaire Julius Drewe, the castle is a masterpiece in Dartmoor granite that blends into the landscape to give the appearance of having been there for centuries. The first 20th-century property accepted by the Trust, it combines the grandeur of a medieval castle with the interior of a country house. Lutyens designed the 4.9-hectare (12-acre) garden to reflect the architectural vision of the castle, with the wild moor encroaching into the formal areas. Planted by George Dillistone and influenced by Gertrude Jekyll, the garden is undergoing major replanting. Varied walks throughout the surrounding Teign Gorge provide spectacular views.
AddressDrewsteignton, Drewsteignton, Devon, EX6 6PB
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