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Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle

North Bovey, Newton Abbot
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
4.4 out of 5 (110 reviews)

Located in the historical district, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Becky Falls, Fernworthy Lake, and Grimspound. Bellever Tor and National ...

£127

£127
Three Crowns

Three Crowns

High Street, Newton Abbot
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.6 out of 5 (77 reviews)

Located in Chagford, this luxury inn is within 6 miles (10 km) of Castle Drogo, Fernworthy Lake and Grimspound. Becky Falls and National Park Visitor Centre ...

£79

£79
Exeter Court Hotel

Exeter Court Hotel

Off A38, Exeter
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
4.2 out of 5 (436 reviews)

Located in Kennford, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Powderham Castle, Northbrook Approach Golf Course and 21 The Mint. Spacex and St Nicholas Priory ...

£45

£45
Woodleigh Coach House - Guest house

Woodleigh Coach House - Guest house

Cheriton Bishop, Exeter
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 days ago
4.4 out of 5 (165 reviews)

Located in Cheriton Bishop, this guesthouse is 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from Castle Drogo and within 12 miles (20 km) of Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park and 21 ...

£46

£46
Gidleigh Park

Gidleigh Park

Gidleigh Park, Newton Abbot
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Located in Gidleigh, this luxury hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Castle Drogo, Fernworthy Lake and Grimspound. National Park Visitor Centre Postbridge and ...

£206

£206
The White Hart Hotel

The White Hart Hotel

Station Road, Newton Abbot
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago

Located in Moretonhampstead, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Castle Drogo, Becky Falls and Grimspound. Fernworthy Lake and National Park Visitor Centre ...

£58

£58
Best Western Exeter Lord Haldon Country Hotel

Best Western Exeter Lord Haldon Country Hotel

Haldon Drive, Exeter
3.0 out of 5.0
3 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (90 reviews)

Located in Dunchideock, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park, 21 The Mint and Spacex. St Nicholas Priory and St Martin's ...

£41

£41
The Oxenham Arms

The Oxenham Arms

South Zeal, Dartmoor, Devon, Okehampton
4.0 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in South Zeal, this inn is within 9 miles (15 km) of Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton Castle and Castle Drogo. Fernworthy Lake is 9.2 mi (14.8 km) ...

£82

£82
Ilsington Country House Hotel

Ilsington Country House Hotel

Ilsington Village, Newton Abbot
3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Located in Ilsington, this spa hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Becky Falls, Buckfast Abbey and Grimspound. The Dart on Dartmoor and Canonteign Waterfalls ...

£104

£104
The New Inn

The New Inn

Coleford, Crediton
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Situated in Crediton, this inn is within 12 miles (20 km) of Castle Drogo, Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery and Exeter Phoenix Centre. Guildhall Shopping ...

£79

£79

Pocket Guide: Castle Drogo Castle Drogo Hotels

Devon is a county full of interest and charm, and visitors come from around the world to experience its wonderful attractions, including crumbling priories and castles, lovely seaside resorts and historic towns like Plymouth and Torquay. Amongst its famous old buildings are some real gems that are not all you may think them to be. One of best and most famous of these is Castle Drogo, which was actually built in the 20th Century.

Explore Castle Drogo from Devon Hotels

Built between 1910 and 1930 by Sir Edwin Lutyens, this splendid 'castle' was the brainchild of Julius Drewe, a successful merchant whose next step on the rung to gentrification was to have his own baronial pile. Lutyens designed a Tudor fantasy of a building for him, complete with barbican and battlements, and of course, a portcullis! All the granite used in its construction was quarried locally and the castle's foundations are dug deep into the hillside rock on which it stands. The bathroom, in fact, features exposed slabs of granite.

Enjoy a Mock-Tudor Folly from Your Devon Hotel

Castle Drogo is certainly a dramatic sight to behold. Perched on a rocky spur that towers almost 1,000 feet above the River Teign, you can get a superb view of nearby Dartmoor from its battlements. Although the castle has an intentionally forbidding aspect, its interior was designed with comfort uppermost in mind, and many of its exquisitely furnished rooms feature specially imported Spanish furniture. Although many visitors might shake their heads at the no-expense-spared attitude of Drewe in his drive towards self-aggrandisement, there's no doubt that Castle Drogo today make a fascination place to visit and has become a part of Devon's cultural heritage for all that.

Whether you're based in a local Devon hotel or guesthouse, or are just visiting for the day, be sure to drop in to Castle Drogo and enjoy a walk in its lovely surrounding gardens. These were designed by Gertrude Jekyl and are amongst the finest in this part of England, and there are very pleasant walks nearby along the Teign Gorge. Castle Drogo makes a great day out for the whole family.