National Trust DVDs National Trust - Castle Drago

National Trust - Castle Drago

National Trust - Castle Drago
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Number of DVDs 1
Duration 59mins
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Situated at a height of nearly 300 metres within Dartmoor National Park, Castle Drogo was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and was 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's (which is currently undergoing major replanting) varied walks throughout the surrounding Teign Gorge provide spectacular views.