Venue DescriptionCastle Drogo was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for self-made millionaire Julius Drewe. It looks ancient, but this remarkable building was only constructed 100 years ago, the last castle ever built in England. From the beginning it has suffered from water penetration and is now undergoing a 6 year conservation project that will last until 2019 to make it watertight. Inside you can explore the castle‘s refreshed layout, with rooms redisplayed with installations and precious treasures displayed in new ways. There is an opportunity to get up close to the building work by climbing up the viewing tower (restrictions apply). Outside explore the formal gardens or the Teign Valley with its ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife. Recharge at the café with a traditional Devon cream tea or tuck into a slice of cake.
The visitor centre which also houses the cafe and shop is very disabled friendly with wide doorways and automatic doors in and out of visitor reception. Their is an access map showing visitors which parts of the formal gardens are wheelchair accessible. There is a tramper available to hire at visitor reception as part of Countryside Mobility to access the garden and estate. (Booking is advisable on 01647 433306). The castle has many steps and the only step free access in the castle is to the Entrance Hall and Libary. There is an iPad which gives visitors a visual tour of the property.
Access Statement Link: https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/castle-drogo
Castle Drogo has a tramper as part of Countryside Mobility.
The accessible toilet is a right hand transfer and is 1500mm by 2200mm.
Most staff have completed Disability and Deaf Awareness training.
Assistance dog facilities
Other assistance dog facilities
There are water bowls around the visitor centre.
The venue says it has...
- Accessible Format
- Carer Discount
- Disabled Access
- Induction Loop
- Large Print
- Disabled Parking
- Access Statement
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