Castle Drogo Estate, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Castle Drogo Estate, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

The National Trust's Castle Drogo is a superb place. The estate in which it sits is even more impressive. The estate makes Castle Drogo one of the finest visitor attractions in the Westcountry. Stunning walks, views, wild swimming, wildlife and a great pub in a Dartmoor beauty spot make for great days out. You could book accommodation in one of the local hotels, pubs or cottages and spend your holiday enjoying this area alone. Highly recommended.

We've positioned Castle Drogo Estate on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. Given the variety of things to do, we've had to break down this Castle Drogo Estate listing into separate activities and points of interest.

Castle Drogo and Gardens and Cafe/Visitor Centre.

The Teign Gorge. One of the most beautiful places in Dartmoor National Park, most people explore the Teign Gorge on the Fisherman's Path that runs along the northern bank of the River Teign and the Hunter's Path that follows the lip of the northern wall of the gorge high above. In recent years, paths have been opened up on the southern wall of the gorge. Collectively, these are referred to as the Deer Stalker Paths.

The River Teign.

Whiddon Deer Park.

Fingle Bridge and Fingle Bridge Inn.

Walking. The Teign Gorge Circular Walk is the classic Castle Drogo Estate walk. We'd also recommend walking the Deer Stalker Paths. Note that the Two Moors Way runs through the estate.

Wild swimming. Salmon Leaps, Castle Drogo Weir and Drewe's Pool.

Views. Sharp Tor. Hunter's Tor.


Iron Age hillforts. Cranbrook Castle. Wooston Castle is located east of Castle Drogo Estate in Fingle Woods. Note that Prestonbury Hillfort is located above Fingle Bridge and Fingle Bridge Inn but isn't open to the public.

Public art/Stone Lane Gardens.

Fingle Woods.