Recently, Mr Pomps and I have been taking advantage of my Dad's National Trust membership and have been visiting a few of their places. You would have seen that we went to Killerton House and Gardens a couple of weeks ago in a previous post. This time we headed a little further out of Exeter to Castle Drogo. Being only a couple of miles off the A30 and about 20 mins out of Exeter it was ideal, and to make it even better... it DIDN'T rain :)
So anyway, Castle Drogo was built in the 1910's for Julius Drewe, and was the last castle to be built in England, and entirely of granite. The castle was given to the National Trust in 1974, and was the first 20th century property that they acquired. After a fair bit of restoration and major roof repairs, more and more of the house is being opened to the public. So here we go, my photos through the fisheye lens...
|Mr Pomps pulling a silly pose in front of le castle!|
|The library and games room|
|More of the library and piano|
|The living room|
|One of the living areas joined to the bedroom|
|A pair of goons|
|The goons again|
|Pia, pia, piano|
|Windswept outside the castle|
|Just a snipit of the gardens|
|The view from the gardens into the Teign Valley|
Now go visit, right now!!